SILVER DOLLAR PEAK

SILVER DOLLAR PEAK    7,181 feet (Class 2-3)
This nearly symmetrical peak has four ridges and three lofty faces. It is located 1.5 miles northeast of Chimney Rock and is most easily assessed from the east.

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Map: USGS Wigwams

Drive: Pack River Access. The Pack River drains a large area of the Selkirk Range between Harrison Peak in the north and Chimney Rock in the south.
0.0 FS-231, Pack River Road leaves US-2/US-95 at Walsh Lake and proceeds north for almost 20 miles to a point just south of Harrison Peak.
16.0 miles Turn west on FS-2653. Stay on the most worn route until it becomes too difficult to traverse.
18.5 miles Hike up the road for aobut .5 mile, cross Chimney Creek and then follow the old logging road up to the top of the ridge that divides the Chimney Creek and West Fork drainages. From this point it is an additional 2.0 miles to the crest on a path marked with blazes on the trees and rock cairns on the ridge crest into the cirque on a bench at the base of Mount Roothaan.

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Trail/Route: The summit is an easy scramble from the southeast.
Numerous technical climbing opportunities exist on the various faces and on the west ridge.

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