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Southeast Slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Idaho, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.16049°N / 115.00728°W

Object Title: Southeast Slopes

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Mixed, Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Most of a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

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Page By: SawtoothSean

Created/Edited: Feb 16, 2007 / Feb 16, 2007

Object ID: 270191

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Southeast Slopes

The southeast slopes provide one of the few winter routes to a summit known in the Sawtooths.  The open nature of the terrain lend itself to exceptional backcountry skiing.  In the summer, these same slopes make for a difficult slog up to the ridgeline.  The going is difficult once your above Marshall Lake and onto the south facing terrain, where small scree on top of sand will challenge the strongest leg muscles.  Once onto the summit ridge, however, the going is on more solid rock and the views are tremendous.  The June Couloir Route on Williams looks daunting from this aspect.  Merritt Peak, one of more challenging route finding problems in the range is also viewable.  The west summit is taller, but the east summit is more technical and impressive.

 

Crown Point Summit Ridge
 

Southeast Slopes (Class 3)-  the easiest way to summit involves cross country travel east of Marshall Lake.  Stay south of Crown Point's serrated East Ridge and look for the gaps in the ridges that lead to a prominent notch just north of the June Couloir on Williams Peak.  Ascend the south slopes from this point with challenging scree slopes. Bypass the East Summit to the south to get to the true west summit.  The impressive east summit requires short Class 4-5 climbing.

All Routes From Redfish Lake Backpackers Trailhead: 6.5 miles and 4238 feet gain (one way)

 

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Crown Point Summit w/ Goat Lake