Peak 6820 (Keyhole Mountain)

Elevation: 6,820 ft
Prominence: 360

The summit block. John Platt Photo

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

Keyhole Mountain

Keyhole Mountain

Access

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,

The summit block. John Platt Photo

The summit block. John Platt Photo

John Platt’s GPS track for Keyhole Mountain and Phoebe Peak. This route covered 13.9 miles with over 4,800 feet of elevation gain round trip.

John Platt’s GPS track for Keyhole Mountain and Phoebe Peak. This route covered 13.9 miles with over 4,800 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.69209   Latitude: 44.95239

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