Elevation: 9,798 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Paradise Peak is one of the more impressive summits in the Smoky Mountains. Unlike the peaks close to Ketchum, it is remote and seldom climbed but is well worth a visit. The map below shows access and route information. USGS Paradise Peak
The most direct route is from the South Fork Boise River [(E)(2.1) on Page 155]. Just past a set of corrals, turn onto FS-030. Follow this road to a saddle on the peak’s South Ridge.
South Ridge, Class 2
The South Ridge is very steep all the way to Elk Point. From Elk Point, the ridge moderates somewhat and is easy to follow with only a few obstacles to avoid.