At 9702 feet, Aneroid Peak is the ninth (*) highest summit in Oregon (ahead of its neighboring Petes Point and behind Steens Mountain). See: 100_Highest_Peaks_Of_Oregon_List for the fascinating list of 100 highest peaks in Oregon. Located within the Eagle Cap wilderness of northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, it is one of many 9000-footers in the area. Viewed from the East Fork of the Wallowa River Valley, Aneroid looks like a giant cone sitting on top of the valley 'walls'.
When hiking in from Wallowa Lake (East Fork of Wallowa River trail), Aneroid comes into view approximately 1.5 miles into the hike. Routes to the summit are simple hikes in the summer time. However, an ice ax could prove useful when the mountain is snow covered. There's significant traffic on the approach trail in the summer time, though few of those hikers seem to make the summit attempt. Wintertime generally offers perfect solitude. The most straightforward approach (in terms of navigation, though a bit steep in places) is to hike in along the East Fork of the Wallowa trail to the meadows directly below Aneroid Lake (about 5.5 miles from TH). From there, you will clearly see a gully directly below the peak - probably a nice steep route with ice ax, crampons, and well consolidated snow conditions - a dangerous avalanche chute otherwise. The suggested ascent route is to the left of this gully (and to the left of the summit itself).
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Boise, ID|
|Convenient Center:||LaGrande, OR|
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for adding this peak.
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