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Mount Jordan

Mount Jordan

Mount Jordan

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Idaho, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.47017°N / 114.78069°W

Object Title: Mount Jordan

County: Custer

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10057 ft / 3065 m


Page By: climbinmandan

Created/Edited: Sep 8, 2010 / Sep 11, 2010

Object ID: 658788

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Mount Jordan is a formidable peak tucked away in the Salmon River Mountain Range in the middle of Idaho. It shares a ridge with The General, and the two mountains stand taller than most in the area. Like many Idaho mountains, Jordan is extremely obscure and rarely climbed. This is a shame, because the view from the top of this mountain is absolutely breathtaking. Also, it offers climbs or scrambles for most types of climbers.

The rock that composes this mountain -- and many of the surrounding mountains -- is a crumbly limestone. This accounts for the huge amounts of talus rock that must be traversed on route to this mountain. This also makes climbing the lakeside face of this mountain (see right) nearly impossible. 
The North Face of Mount Jordan
The Face of Mount Jordan

Getting There

Follow these directions. Mount Jordan is closer to where you leave from than the General is, so follow the directions, but you will find it sooner.

Red Tape

There are no specific limitations on backwoods in Idaho. The only advice is that you use your head when picking routes, and pack out what you packed in.

Camping Spots Around Mount Jordan

The best spot to be found is right at the foot of the mountain. There is a deep blue lake on the north side of Mount Jordan that serves perfectly for a camp. It is difficult to get into with some semi-technical descents down steep ridges, but it is well worth it. In fact, it is mandatory as there are not any other suitable points to camp.

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Once again, the elevation for Mt. Jordan is 10,063 not 10,057 as listed here.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 2:32 am

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The North Face of Mount JordanMount JordanOquirrh en route to JordanTango Peaks & Lightning LakeBorah in the distanceMt. Jordan from near THWhite & Twins from Jordan
Taylor Mtn from Jordanlake and JordanThe General & subpeakdescending back to Jordanup Jordan ridgeGreg descending w/White Clouds backgroundSawtooths near Jordan summit
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