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Lost River Range  


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Elevation: 12,662'
Location: 44.1162, -113.7572 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Lost River Range is Idaho's tallest. It contains 7 of the 9 12ers in Idaho, including Idaho's highest peak, Mt. Borah.

While the range may be known for loose, chossy rock, there are certainly exceptions to this rule. There are also many alpine ice routes that form up every year, and a massive potential for ski mountaineering.

Getting There 

The range runs north to south. Highway 93 runs along the west side of the range between Arco and Challis. Because of this, access to routes from the west side is fairly straightforward.

The east side, however, is much more difficult to get to. For routes originating on the east side, turn east off of highway 93 onto Doublespring Pass road, about a mile north of the Mount Borah trailhead turnoff. Proceed over Doublespring Pass and then navigate the maze of backroads to your trailhead. These roads are very rugged and a high clearance vehicle is mandatory.

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Weather station 8.3 miles from here

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Featured Route For Lost River Range
Mountaineer's Route (5.8) in red.  East Face Direct (5.10b/c) in blue.

East Face Direct 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  ID : Lost River Range : Mt Idaho
This climb takes a direct line right up the middle of the diamond-shaped face. The rock is surprisingly good for the LRR; however, all of the ledges are covered in loose stones, so make sure to bring a helmet and set up your belays out of the line of fire. This climb starts just right of the "Grand Central Chimney" in the middle of the face. We climbed the route in 5 rope stretching pitches using a 70m rope, but there were many intermediate spots to belay if a shorter rope were used...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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the Pahsimeroi Valley runs along the east side of the Lost River Range.
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