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.

    The rougher road above Moss Springs.

   

    Switchback getting close to Moss Springs

    The junction and sign marking the left turn up to the summit.

    View toward the Grande Ronde Valley from the summit.