Elevation: 7,660 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published May 2019
Peak 7660 is located in the Middle Fork of the Payette River section of the Salmon River Mountains north of Crouch. Peak 6985 which appears to be technical is just to the west. This peak is capped, like many summits in this area, by a granite dome. USGS Wild Buck Peak
To access the peak, take the Middle Fork Road north of Crouch to its end at the Silver Creek Summit and Long Fork trailheads. Take the the Long Fork Trail and head east for a few miles to the drainage west of the peak.
South Ridge, Class 3
The Long Fork of Silver Creek can be quite high in the spring and I ended up staying on the north side of the creek. Bushwhack your way north up the drainage and climb up to the south ridge. I think the true summit is the west summit despite the GPS on my phone indicating it was seven feet lower than the east summit. The west summit is a granite slab and can be walked up from its south side although it is somewhat exposed. The east summit is easy class 3. It is possible to access the peak from the Silver Creek Summit trail but there are quite a few granite towers to navigate around. I took this route on the ascent and took the Long Fork Trail on the way back. The views are spectacular from the summit of the surrounding Salmon River Mountains and well worth the effort. My roundtrip distance was 10 miles and 3500′ in gain but I had to park about a mile before the trailhead.