Elephants Perch Rock Climbs

Clint Cummins’ Elephant Perch Page

Source: http://web.stanford.edu/~clint/eperch/eperch.htm

Topos, Photos, Trip Reports

These topos were drawn by Reid Dowdle and most of them were copied at the climbing store in Ketchum, Idaho called The Elephants Perch in August 1991. For the routes that we did (starred), I made minor additions to the topos. These topos were simply scanned at 300 DPI and cleaned up slightly. No attempt has been made to make them easily printable. All of the color overlay photos plus the topos for Splittgerber-March Direct, Trunkline, The Wendy, and Sideline are also from the above climbing store, courtesy of Brad Brandewie.

1991 trip report: We did Astro Elephant free and then aided the single 5.11a moves on The Fine Line and Myopia by pulling on gear. We also got rained off of the Direct Beckey with rappel points indicated on the topo. My climbing partner Hal Tompkins remarked that climbing on Elephants Perch was the finest backcountry rock climbing in his experience.

Climbing #204 (6/2001) has topos for six of these routes, some first ascent information, and describes other climbs in the Sawtooths.

Sawtooth area map – adapted from the map by Mark Weber in Climbing #204.

Rev. 12/2004
Please send corrections or additions to Clint Cummins clint@leland.stanford.edu .