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General Routes on Gunsight Peak.

General Routes on Gunsight Peak.

General Routes on Gunsight Peak.

Page Type: Route

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.80320°N / 110.3517°W

Object Title: General Routes on Gunsight Peak.

Route Type: scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: class 2

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Created/Edited: Feb 9, 2004 / Jul 14, 2010

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The approach hike is about 8 miles one way from the Henry's Fork Trailhead (see 'Getting There') and gains 3,000 feet. Once the lakes are reached, one can ascend via 3 main ways:

September 1998 - Gunsight...

Route Description

1. Scramble up the rocky ridgeline along cliffbands above Gunsight Pass
2. Sramble up a ridgeline that originates above Dollar Lake. This approach is also common for Gilbert Peak.
3. Scramble up a gulley that is located above the last thick patch of trees on the north side of the canyon (ca. 11,400ft), just after the junction with the pack trail. This route is the most likely to have a snowfield in late summer, which can be very convenient for refilling water.

Routes 2 and 3 terminate at the edge of a broad, relatively flat tundra expanse. From there, just head southwest towards the peak! Gilbert Peak is to the southeast, and many people do that and Gunsight Peak in one climb.

Essential Gear

Crampons and ice axe may be necessary during snowy conditions. Avalanche safety gear would also be recommended.

Miscellaneous Info

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September 1998 - Gunsight...