From Ketchum, drive northwest on Idaho 75 for 29 miles to the Cherry Creek Road. Coming from the north, this road will be found one mile south of Galena Lodg. Note: Do not confuse Cherry Creek Road with the North Fork Cherry Creek Road. Drive this road as far as your little car will take you and park.
Continue up the Cherry Creek Drainage remaining on the left side of the creek (crik as some would say). At around 8.600' Galena Peak's south slopes open up. Scramble on this steep section north to gain the south ridge. At around 10,200', you will see remains of old mining grounds, stay away from these and continue on the ridge. Shortly before reaching the meeting point of the west and southwest ridges, a set of black cliffs block you way, bypass these on their northwest side and continue obstacle free to the summit.
No ropes, ice axes, crampons, needed. Just bring a camera and a map, this area is a bit confusing.
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