12,807 feet (NAVD88)
WHO - Only Serious Highly Accomplished Rock Climbers, used to EXPOSURE.
WHAT - Height Rank # 10
Difficulty Rank # 3
DIFFICULTY # Level 4 - Serious technical mountain climb, considerable exposure, ice & snow involved, ropes & helmets are necessary.
WHEN - July/August - A full moon would also be helpful.
WHERE - Latitude - 45 deg. 10 min. N
Longitude - 109 deg. 38 min. W
NE of Yellowstone National Park; in Custer National Forest in S. Central Montana near the Wyoming Border about 125 mi. SW of Billings, MT
Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite_Peak-Northwest_Peak
WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019
Less Crowded than National Parks
A compelling Bucket List item
Other things to see in the Vicinity - East of Billings is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (General Armstrong Custer's "Last Stand.")
Always Leave the HP better than it was found.
For some people:
APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES
For most people:
SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS
HOW - Mountaineering gear and time (give yourself 6 days) to pack in and out safely.
COMMENTS: https://youtu.be/uiNNnYbw2Eg After watching this 45 minute YouTube video, I reversed a lot of planning and decided to take this one off my list - (after all I am 75 and have a dropfoot which compromises the safety factor on this type climbing).