Pistol Rock

Elevation: 9,178 ft

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 117.


Pistol Rock is located northeast of Chilcoot Peak in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, which is located within the Boise National Forest.

The peak, which has 1,298 feet of prominence, has a lower southern summit identified as Trapper Mountain.

Use the links below for John Platt’s and Dave Pahlas’ 2016 trip reports which recounts more recent conditions in the area.

John told me that “Pistol┬áRock is Class 2 or 2+. I think I could get up it without using my hands.”

Class 2/2+

USGS Topo: Chilcoot Peak

Pistol Rock. John Platt Photo

Pistol Rock. John Platt Photo

John Platt ascending Pistol Rock. Dave Pahlas Photo

John Platt ascending Pistol Rock. Dave Pahlas Photo

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.38929   Latitude: 44.78819

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