West Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Idaho, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Mountaineering
Season:
Summer
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
Class 3

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Created On: Feb 25, 2007
Last Edited On: Feb 25, 2007

Overview

This is an alternative route to climb Boulder Peak and Boulder Basin Peak in one shot. From Boulder Basin Peak to Boulder Peak, it is considered class 4 to some, others call it class 3. Just stay on the ridge top the entire time. Once you reach the saddle between the peaks, their are game trails leading to Boulder Peak's summit.

Getting There

Follow Boulder Basin Road into Boulder Basin. Continue on the jeep road past the ruins and several lakes to a location below Boulder Basin Peak.

Route Description

Climb Boulder Basin Peak and then traverse east/southeast over to Boulder Peak on the rugged and rocky ridge. Climb the ridge between Boulder Basin Peak and Boulder Peak. Just stay on the ridge top the entire time. Once you reach the saddle between the peaks, their are game trails leading to Boulder Peak's summit.

Essential Gear

Hinking boots, no ropes or technical gear required.

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