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West Face

3rd, Trad, Alpine, 500 ft (152 m),  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
Idaho > Central Idaho > Lemhi Range > Bell Mountain

Description

This is the standard route up Bell Mountain. Many options exist for ascending this easy but sustained third class scramble up the west face.

8 miles round trip.

Location

Use the western approach. Hike up the boulder field until you reach the ridge, ultimately arriving at the summit block. The line is rather obvious. Don't be overly concerned about finding the "correct" path since it's all pretty much equal in terms of distance and difficulty.

Protection

No protection needed.

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West Face, Bell Mountain. Photograph by Dean Lords.
[Hide Photo] West Face, Bell Mountain. Photograph by Dean Lords.
Dean Lords lining up the final chute on the (possible? unknown) first ski descent of West Face.
[Hide Photo] Dean Lords lining up the final chute on the (possible? unknown) first ski descent of West Face.
One of the upper chutes. Dean Lords' photo.
[Hide Photo] One of the upper chutes. Dean Lords' photo.
Spring ascent and ski descent of west face. Photograph by Dean Lords.
[Hide Photo] Spring ascent and ski descent of west face. Photograph by Dean Lords.