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I doubt that anyone besides Mike, myself and Bob Martin will ever climb this peak.
– Julie Garratt - from the rapidly filling summit register

“Tater Top” – 11,611 feet

This ranked summit is on the crest of the Tarryall Range 2.6 miles southeast of Topaz Mountain and 3.4 miles west-northwest of Bison Peak. The peak gets its name from the facts that it is at the top of Potato Gulch and has a potato-shaped rock formation for its summit.
Tater Top as seen from the Potato Gulch Trailhead “Tater Top” as seen from the Potato Gulch Trailhead

You can see the distinctive potato-shaped rock summit just left of center
Looking south from the summit of Tater Top Looking south from the summit of “Tater Top”
Gerry took these photos on 1/25/04.

USGS 7.5’ Quadrangles: Topaz Mountain, Farnum Peak
West Slopes
– 3.0 miles RT, 2,011 feet net and total, Class 2

The modest bushwhack up “Tater Top” will take you to an open rock summit with expansive views. Start at the Potato Gulch Trailhead at 9,600 feet. From the trailhead, you can see the summit at a bearing of 76 degrees. Simply march in this direction toward the summit, and as the slope steepens, aim for a point just to the south (right) of the summit rocks. Reach the summit ridge to the south of the summit rocks, and scamper up the south side of the rock formation to the highest point.
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