The North Raker, Sawtooth Mountains - Idaho
The North Raker, a sabertooth of orange granite, pierces the skyline of the Sawtooths, and can been seen from almost any high point in the range. It is indeed remote, and no trail comes close to its flanks and ring of small alpine lakes at its base. The peak was named, with its twin sister summit, the South Raker, for their resemblance to the teeth of a cross-cut saw. Seldom climbed, as it is still graded a 6.0, the North Raker has probably only been summited a handful of times since its first ascent in 1949 by the indomitable Fred Beckey.
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