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PeakerSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2017

Peaker

Slogged up the loose rubble of the southwest ridge to the summit, visited Webber and the Clark County HP as well. Just an okay hike but a really neat mountain/surrounding area. Once off the Nicholia ranch access road it becomes quite rutted; getting a Subaru or similar vehicle to the trailhead could be interesting.
Posted Sep 14, 2017 6:35 pm

apachedinoWebber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2017

apachedino

ALTERNATE ROUTE: Webber Creek (East side)

This was an awesome adventure. I took my mountain bike from the Webber creek TH through nice forests interspersed with open meadows. Steep climbing made for a hike a bike around 8000 feet for a bit around the old cabins. I saw nobody the whole day. Then the best part the upper three lakes are picaresque and somehow the whitebark pine in this basin has eluded the barkbeetles that have ravaged them elsewhere (for now). The upper lake is pure alpine. It seems as if you are in a remote basin in Ladakh rather than Idaho! Just chaotically twisting and folded rock and lots of scree. Not going to lie the scramble up Scott from the lake is steep and difficult. Fortunately on the descent I had some snow patched left for glissading otherwise this would have been a bit heinous. The views of Diamond to Bell are great with the empty Lemhi valley almost as it was hundreds of years ago. You can see Borah and the Lost River range clearly as well as the Tetons, Hilgard and the empty basin and ranges to the north. A very seldom visited place as the register shows. I know the west approach is easier peakbaggers, but try to remember why you peakbag, to visit other areas you might not have before right? In that case I can totally recommend the Webber creek route. It is an advanced bike ride ( but the downhill was quick!) but it can and has been done as a dayhike or maybe more preferably given the outstanding nature of the upper basin, as an overnight.
Posted Aug 4, 2017 1:09 pm

boisedocgreat April weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2013

boisedoc

I wasn't too sure we could climb this so early in the season but turned out we didn't even need snowshoes. Decent snow for cramponing up high. Certainly worth the traverse to Huh's Horn (Webber not so much). Good views up the Lemhis and into Montana
Posted May 9, 2013 11:23 pm

GrantMyersSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

GrantMyers

Thanks to Dean and Bob for their description of this peak I made it. A couple of notes; Its 4 miles up the forest service road to the gate. The road is rutted but I straddled it with a Toyota Camry & made it to the end. Scott took me 5 hours RT with a half hour on top.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 1:01 pm

Bob BoltonSW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

Bob Bolton

Dean Molen and I got a late start on this one, getting away from the TH a little after noon. See Dean's trip report here. Unfortunately for Dean his legs felt like lead that day, so he was unable to maintain a pace that would get us up the peak and down before dark, so I finally was forced to go on without waiting. After achieving the summit ridge south of the summit, I first turned left and summited the peak. Then I headed south along the ridge to bag the two candidate spots for highpoint of Clark County, Idaho. Hiking up and over Webber Peak, then ESE along the ridge toward the county line, touching the highest points within the two contours that define those two candidates. It was getting rather late in the day before I headed back to the SW ridge to meet Dean and descend. We got back to our vehicle just before darkness fell. Dean was able to return to Scott and summit two years later.
Posted Jan 24, 2009 9:16 pm

DeanSW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Dean

Visited this peak as well as Webber Peak (county highpoint of Clark county) with fellow SP member, Dennis Poulin.
Posted Nov 6, 2008 7:35 am

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