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N. Face Mt. Borah

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About N. Face Mt. Borah:

Borah Peak (or Mt Borah) is Idaho's tallest mountain at 12,662 ft of elevation. Borah stands amongst the Lost River Range, northeast of Idaho Falls near Mackay Idaho. There are currently two or three established routes up Borah. The north face route on Borah is a long (nine pitches give or take) and moderately difficult alpine ice climb, when in season. Best time of year to attempt this route is Sept. through early Nov. Trail head camping with outhouse but no running water, bring your filter.
Nearest town or city: Mackay
Directions: From the trail head, backtrack down the road until you see a faint jeep trail heading northish. Follow this double track until it turns to single track and eventually disappears. Hike game trails and the follow the obvious stream up a brushy drainage to a flat, mossy, spring on top of a large bluff, where you can see the route. Camp at the spring and make sure to pack at least a couple liters of H2O the next morning. From the spring, it is another 1.5hrs to the base of the route. Topo map, water filter, route finding skills, and helmets are a must.
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Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime