Shaylee, Kessler and I went for a climb of Sawtooth Mountains in the Elkheads. Many times we had viewed the mountain from many of the nearby ones, and it looked interesting, but this was the first time we set out to climb it.
We made our way to the trailhead and started out approach to the mountain. We went cross country part way, crossed the Bears Ears Trail before following it a ways and then climbed up to the base of the volcanic dike. We followed the base for a while before climbing up to the top of the dike.
We had hoped to follow the crest of the dike, but it was too rugged and technical so we dropped off the north side. Unfortunately there were several rose bushes to get through, but we followed the north side of the dike westward until they petered out. From there on, it was an easy climb to the summit.
After enjoying the summit and the views of the autumn leaves, we headed down the south face, making a good scramble down a cliff before heading cross country to Sawtooth Park. It was a trail walk from there back to the trailhead.
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