Como Peaks (right) from the summit of El Capitan.

Michael Hoyt

Como Peaks (right) from the summit of El Capitan.

The Como Peaks are three high points, locally known as the Three Sisters, situated above and to the south of Little Rock Creek Lake. The west peak is the highest at 9,624, the middle peak is 9,530, and the east peak the shortest at 9,485. These three very-recognizable peaks can be seen from many points throughout the Bitterroot Valley. Although the east summit is the lowest of the three, it is the most difficult to reach.

To climb these peaks, begin from the Little Rock Creek Trailhead and follow the poorly maintained trail to Little Rock Creek Lake.

Leave the dam area and bushwhack directly south up a slope covered with trees and undergrowth. Staying close to the bottom edge of the cliffs and talus along the east side of the cirque as you proceed is the best path to the upper levels of the cirque. Climb to the saddle on the ridge connecting the middle and west summits, then scramble to the peak or peaks of your choice.

—Michael Hoyt


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