FactsDistance - 2.2 miles (one-way)
Trailhead Elevation - 5960'
Summit Elevation - 7420'
Gain - 1460'
ApproachSee the "Getting There" section on the Pt 7420 main page.
Route DescriptionFrom the TH begin by heading due east up the main trail, following the orange "U-mound access" signs. This trail will follow a few switchbacks up the south side of U-Mound.
There appears to be an old campsite with a fire ring here. Just past this, the main trail turns sharply back west, there is a carin here as this turn can be missed if you are not paying attention.
At this point the trail is very well defined and easy to follow. After some climbing you will reach an intersection. Here you will turn right (east). Later the trail will split but you may take either way since they meet up less then 0.25 miles up the trail. Shortly after the trails meet the trail will level out in a large meadow. From here if you look east you will see a saddle with a single tree in the middle. This is your target and the trail will take you directly to it. Once you reach the saddle the trail comes to a T.
From the saddle turn right (south). The well defined trail will climb steeply to the rocks above. Follow the trail until about 20 feet before it ends. This is where you will begin scrambling on the solid rock. Head due west up the rock. Route finding is not too difficult and climbing can easily be kept to Class 3 but harder climbing is available.