Bills Peak

Bills Peak is an unofficially named summit in the Teanaway, with 3,200 feet of elevation gain in 8 miles, much of it on trail. The peak itself is sparsely treed, with rocky open slopes or snow in early season.

Ascent Route

Approach from the roads end, by following the Beverly Creek trail #1391 to the junction with Fourth Creek Trail #1218. Follow Fourth Creek Trail to the saddle at 5500' and down the other side a short distance to the scree slope to the northwest. Contour across the scree slope to the east ridge. Scramble the ridge to a small basin. Traverse through the basin to the right and to the gully which leads to the northeast ridge. Traverse the ridge to the left and scramble the chimney to the summit. Descend via the same route.


Alternative #1

From the saddle, scramble southeast ridge a few hundred feet and then contour north across scree slope to the small basin. Ascend via the standard route.


Alternative #2

From the saddle at 5,500 ft on Fourth Creek Trail, go directly uphill (grassy slope) then traverse across scree to trees. Work way up trees and boulders, bearing up wide open gully towards right (towards large many-branched tree) just below summit block. Traverse left towards summit. First gully encountered is steep, easier gully to the south (left if facing summit block).


Notes

The trip can be done on snow or a combination of snow and rock, so its technical rating varies. This peak can also be done in combination with Bean and Volcanic Neck.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 4
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • 6,917 ft
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  • USGS Mt Stuart
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