Chair Point

Elevation: 6,980 ft
Prominence: 360

Chair Point. John Platt Pohto

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2018


Chair Point is the home of an active fire lookout. It was constructed in 1953 and it is still staffed during the summer months. The Forest Service picked this point becase of the vast views afforded by the location. The actual summit is just north of the lookout.

Chair Point. John Platt Point

Chair Point. John Platt Photo

Access

From US-95 in Riggins, Idaho turn east on the Salmon River Road, FS-1614. In 9.7 miles turn north on the Grangeville Salmon Road FS-221 at Allison Creek. Follow Road FS-221 to it’s junction with Forest Road FS-263. Follow FS-263 to a junction with Forest Road FS-1164. This road is classified a primitive road by the Forest Service and thus, a 4WD is recommended.

Route

FS-1164, Class 1

The easiest way to the summit is to follow the road as described above. John Platt made an early season ascent of the peak via its south ridge from Deep Saddle. Use the link below to read his trip report if you are interested in an early season ascent.

USGS Riggins Hot Springs

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Longitude: -116.22859   Latitude: 45.47579

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