Merriam Pinnacle (The Merpin) at 11180'~ is on the East Spur of Mt Idaho in the Lost River Range. This summit was first reached by WA McIntyre and OJ Smith of Twin Falls, ID on July 11,1964. They used a rope to negotiate the 40' knife edge just NE of the summit.
View SW to Merpin from near the end of the road, West Fork Pahsimeroi
River. The true summit lies 1/4 mile behind the high point of the face
as shown in this photo.
Rick Baugher, 8/12/07
Merriam Pinnacle summit block, photo by Rick Baugher
Merriam Lake, photo by Rick Baugher
A sick look down 1400' to Merriam Lake en route to Merriam Pinnacle.
The lake is not visible from the actual summit. Both photos 8/12/07.