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South Ridge

 
South Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Idaho, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.06500°N / 113.673°W

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Class III

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Page By: IdahoClimber

Created/Edited: Nov 20, 2003 / Nov 20, 2003

Object ID: 159430

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Approach


The peak is accessed from Pete Creek.

Directions to Pete Creek
Take US 93 8.4 Miles north of Mackay
Take a right and follow the road till you cross a canal
Be looking for a road to your left that will head you back towards
Pete Creek

Avoid the drainage directly below Lost River Peak




Route Description


The South Ridge Route ascends directly up Pete Creek to about 9400 feet where you will begin your ascent on the scree. This is a different type of scree than most peaks (Harder packed)

Follow the basin due north towards the first false summit. After you clear the outcroppings your best bet is to head NE towards the saddle at 11,400.

From there you can gain access to the ridge and follow it back to the true summit that is tucked in behind the other small peaks.

Roundtrip it is about 7 miles and you will ascend about 4,500 vertical feet

Essential Gear


TREKKING POLES!
They will save you for this particular peak, due to the nature of the rock and all of the stream crossings you will encounter.

Miscellaneous Info


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Map detailing the recommended...Pete Creek from the TrailheadCamped at the trailhead of...