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) Page 139]. This frequently maintained trail leaves the South Fork Salmon River Road at the Krassel GS 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. Keep in mind that any hike out of the South Fork Salmon River canyon will involve a massive elevation gain.
North Ridge, Class 2/Class 4 Summit Block
The route from the trail to the summit area is straight forward. The peak’s summit block is another story. There are two chimneys that have been climbed. Neither are particularly easy. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report for additional details and photos. You can, if you still have the energy, continue on to climb Phoebe Peak which southeast of Keyhole Mountain,