Boulder Peak in the Boulder Range of the Sawtooth Mountains is a big bold and impressive mass of rock lifting almost 5,000 feet above the floor of the Wood River Valley. To scale it, I took the Class III – IV route along the south ridge. The ascent is straight-forward with some enjoyable route-finding. One exception was I found a route what was effectively a narrow ledge for about a 1/4 mile that allowed me to avoid a 75-200 foot vertical descent and re-climb after working around the first major tower. The views during the hike/clim and at the top are awesome. You can see all of the Mountain Ranges of the Region – Lost River, Pioneer, Smoky, Boulder, Sawtooth and White Cloud. You can also take in the Boulder City Basin, once the highest year-round occupied town in Idaho.