Warbonnet Peak Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.08, -115.054 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Mayer on Jul 20, 2015|
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DescriptionA beautiful, remote Sawtooth peak with a memorable exposed summit pitch. Described on Summitpost as the "grand teton of Idaho". Infrequently climbed compared to many of the classic Sawtooth peaks. Loose rock is present but rock quality seemed very good. Routes include 5.7 SE face, 5.9 E face, 5.7 W face (used by the FA party of Paul Petzoldt et al in 1947), SW Rib (Dowdle) and the much harder 11+ black crystal route as well as a few others.
Getting ThereTake the redfish lake boat shuttle ($16 round trip per person) to the far end of Redfish lake (or hike the approx. 5 mi.) Follow the easy and well maintained trail for 5.5 mi to alpine lake. Continue up the trail towards the Baron lakes, until the 3rd switchback. From here, travel west, cross country through forested area, then boulder fields, to the pass just north of Pt. 9769. Aim for the small sandy pass slightly above the lowest point of the saddle. Find the climbers trail here. Continue on this trail as it sidehills the north side of Pt. 9769 before dropping down a steep, loose slope towards warbonnet lakes. Follow intermittent trails to a base camp at feather or bead lakes. Total approach is approx. 8mi/3000 vertical.
From camp, head northwest past bead lakes and boulder hop your way approx. 1000 vertical to the 9800' saddle just east of the obvious warbonnet peak. the SE face route starts from this saddle.
Classic Climbing Routes at Warbonnet Peak
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