Mt. Fanny Climb

By Brian Sather — updated Thu, 9/8/2011 - 10:39 PM, created Thu, 9/8/2011 - 9:57 PM

Distance:
18.89 miles (30.4 km)

Elevation Gain:
2466.96 ft. (751.93 m)
Elevation Loss:
-243.58 ft. (-74.24 m)

Max Altitude:
7129.27 ft. (2173 m)
Min Altitude:
2697.47 ft. (822.19 m)
Mt. Fanny is a monstrous climb on a cross bike. If done properly from Phys Rd, the climb rises 4234 vertical feet in 19 miles, topping out at 7,123 at the summit. The road is steep only a in few places, but is otherwise a steady climb up to Moss Spring Campground. Then, the road gets rougher. In a few places, the road skirts the Eagle Cap Wilderness, offering a good view of the Wallowas. Notes
  • Take a right on French Road and head toward Moss Springs Campground.
  • At Moss Springs Campground, take the road to the left to switch back up the southern part of Mount Fanny.
  • After passing through some meadows where the road levels out, there will be a road to the left that goes up to the summit. There should be a radio tower sign marking this junction.