Summit Elevation (m): 2530
Trip Date: September 29, 2016
Elevation Gain (m): 1300
Round Trip Time (hr): 6.5
Total Trip Distance (km): 13
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 1 – you fall, you aren’t sober
Difficulty Notes: The hardest part was driving the initial stretch of road off Allison Creek Road towards Racehorse Pass. The mountain itself is mostly a hike from the pass. Note: We combined Racehorse Peak and Mount Racehorse for a two peak day.
Technical Rating: OT4; YDS (Hiking)
Map: Google Maps
While in the area, and with plenty of time left after climbing Racehorse Peak (and the “Pony” extension), we decided that we might as well bag another unofficial peak near Racehorse Pass. We turned our attention to the straightforward Mount Racehorse – as defined creatively by Bob Spirko and Sonny Bou when they bagged it back in 2014.
There really isn’t much to say about this minor peak. We simply bashed up its east ridge to the summit, surmounting several easy, blocky cliff bands along the way.
The views from the summit of Mount Racehorse are pretty decent and we spent a few minutes enjoying them before noticing some dark clouds moving in from the west. We decided that getting rained on would suck and started our descent. Going down was easy and we enjoyed the walk back along the Racehorse FSR to my truck to conclude a great two peak day.