Granite Peak

Montana's State High-Point

Granite Peak is a peak in Custer National Forest, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, MT.

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At an elevation of 12,800 feet, Granite Peak is the highest point of the state of Montana and the 10th highest state highpoint of the US. Some claim it’s the second-most difficult state highpoint climb (after Denali). Elers Koch, James C. Whitham and R.T. Ferguson made the first ascent in 1923.

Most climbers take 2 to 3 days, with a stop on Froze-to-Death Plateau. Another route is the non-technical Southwest Couloir route, coming from Cooke City.

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