Peak F

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Activities:
Mountaineering
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Elevation:
13230 ft / 4033 m
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Peak F
Created On: Jul 27, 2011
Last Edited On: Mar 23, 2018

Overview

View from Saddle - Dwarf Pyramid-Mount Powell

Peak F is one of the rugged peaks on the  Ripsaw Ridge. It towers high above Upper Piney Valley and the very remote Black Creek Draynage. All access routes are long, tedious, difficult and under adverse conditions dangerous. This is a rarely visited peak deep in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness, where you are on your own if anything goes wrong.

Getting There

Isolated Black Creek Draynage

Piney River Trailhead is the trailhead for the standard route to Peak F. 

Peak F could be climbed via Slate Creek and Black Creek Draynages, but this would involve long and tedious ascents.

Get off at Exit 176 on I 70 - go west and turn on Redsandstone Rd, which turns into Piney Lake Road. The first 6 miles are in decent shape - the last 5 miles are a very bumpy ride - the dirt road is getting worse every year with deep potholes. It is makeable for a normal sedan if you take it slow. The 11 mile ride to Piney Lake can easily take 45 minutes.

Park to your right when you reach the Gate to Piney Lake Reserve.


Red Tape



You will hike and climb within the Eagle's Nest Wilderness - please abide to all wilderness regulations



Camping


You will find good camping along sections of the Piney River Trail (many sections are either dense forest or soggy meadows though) or on the very remote Eastern slopes of Peak F