Elevation: 6,820 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published May 2020
Keyhole Mountain is unofficially named after the keyhole in the peak’s summit block. Although one of the lower elevation summits on the Log Mountain -Deadwood Divide, it is a long haul to reach its summit from the deep South Fork Salmon River Canyon bottom. USGS Teapot Mountain
This peak is accessed via FST-090/Indian Ridge Trail [(C)(1.1)(b) on Page 139]. This well-maintained trail leaves the South Fork Salmon River Road at the Krassel Guard Station which is located 27.0 miles south of the Warm Lake Highway. Hike the trail to the peak’s north ridge in roughly 4.3 miles. Please keep in mind that any hike out of the South Fork Salmon River Canyon requires a massive elevation gain.
North Ridge, Class 2 (with Class 4 Summit Block)
The route from the trail to the summit area is straightforward. The peak’s summit block is another story. There are two chimneys that have been climbed, neither of which are particularly easy. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report for additional details and photos. If you have the energy, continue on to climb Phoebe Peak which is southeast of Keyhole Mountain.