RPC's Warbonnet Peak - South Face

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RPC's Warbonnet Peak - South Face
Created On: Aug 22, 2010
Last Edited On: Aug 23, 2010


Shortly after getting our hands on Alan Kearney's book, Shirley & I decided we needed to climb this beautiful horn of rock. We got around to it during the Labor Day Weekend of 2003. This was our first outing to the beautiful Sawtooths of Idaho. Hiked in on day 1, climbed on day 2, and out on day 3. Beautiful area, gorgeous mountain and a pretty good route.


Warbonnet PeakView of the Warbonnet approach from Elephants Perch.

Elephants PerchElephants Perch from Warbonnet approach.

Warbonnet PeakApproach views.

Warbonnet PeakEasy cross-country travel on the approach.

Warbonnet PeakFirst views of Warbonnet from approach.

Warbonnet PeakMore Warbonnet views.

Warbonnet PeakApproaching our bivy site at Bead Lakes.

Warbonnet PeakApproaching the start of the South Face route.

South FaceStarting the lead of pitch 2.

South FaceShirley on pitch 2 of South Face.

South FaceShirley atop pitch 3 ledges with Bead Lakes below.

South FaceLedgy pitch 4.

South FaceStarting the lead of pitch 5.

South FacePitch five hand crack.

South FaceThe belay right before the summit ridge pitch.

South FaceLeading the distinctive summit ridge.

South FaceHigher on the spectacular summit pitch.

South FaceNearing the summit.

Warbonnet PeakShirley tapping the summit point.

Warbonnet PeakEmpty summit register can.

Warbonnet PeakRapping off the summit ridge...airy!

Warbonnet PeakShirley on the rap.

Warbonnet PeakHiking out with Baron Lakes visible below.

Packrat Peak & Mayan TempleHiking out after our climb of Warbonnet.

Warbonnet PeakShirley on the hike out with fall colors beginning to show.

Mount HeyburnViews of Mt. Heyburn from the shuttle boat ride out.


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Deltaoperator17 - Aug 23, 2010 3:01 am - Voted 10/10


When did you go?


rpc - Aug 23, 2010 11:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Steve, long time ago :) ...Labor Day of '03. Just starting to clean up/organize some of our old sh.tuff on SP.


rpc - Aug 23, 2010 11:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: When all has been said....

It was a great time - I recall distinctly despite the 7 year time lag :)
thanks for visiting!

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