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900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl Taken to Ocean Shores 
Battered Sandwich 
Brad Driscoll Outnumbered His Guests But a Good Time was had by All 
Brad Driscoll Outnumbered His Guests But a Good Time was had by All (2) 
Brave the suppressed laughter of the tweeny maid 
Curious Poses 
I am in top a shader 
I Can See Your House From Here 
Imagine Your Best Student Here 
Magic Fern 
prairie fire that wanders, The 
S & S 
Senior Citizens in Space 
Tea Bag 
Three trucks stacked on top of each other 
unnamed 7 
Wet Dream 

Private Idaho 

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BETA PHOTO: Right side of Private Idaho
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This 100' high cliff contains high-quality moderate crack climbs, difficult face and crack climbs, and several sport routes. The rock is excellent and this wall has much fewer people than the Lower Town Wall. It is surrounded by thick forest and the left side of the wall is shady at the base.

Getting There 

Park in town, walk down the railroad tracks, and midway through the bend, look on the right for a trail that starts with a wooden bridge. This trail goes to Private Idaho, Rattletale, Lookout Point, Duck Wall, the Diamond, as well as some popular boulders. After passing a large boulder on the right, the trail starts ascending through wooded talus. Soon thereafter is a T-junction; the trail to the left goes to Rattletale (and a way to Duck Wall & the Diamond), the trail to the right goes to Private Idaho, Hag Crag, Lookout Point, Duck Wall & the Diamond area. After a few more minutes of ascending overgrown talus, a trail takes off right (just below the 'Brad Driscoll' outcrop). This trail skirts below Private Idaho and provides access to all of the routes.

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Private Idaho:
Senior Citizens in Space   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Magic Fern   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Battered Sandwich   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Wet Dream   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Spineless   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
I am in top a shader   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl Taken to Ocean Shores 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  WA : Index : ... : Private Idaho
Starts to the left of "The prairie fire that wanders" and "Eraserhead", at a slightly elevated region behind an old stump. A few moves on a flake lead to a steep, sustained headwall with bolts. The crux is not a single move, but rather the pumpy sequence to the third bolt. Being flexible can help here. Though originally rated 10c, the route has been known to stop solid 5.11 climbers. A chained anchor lies at the top. One can rap with a single 60-m rope.From the anchor, one can do a short bit of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Jun 3, 2009

The directions listed are based upon parking at the Bush House. Also, this area really isn't on the UTW trail.

By Jon Nelson
Sep 26, 2011

Thanks sqwirll.
We fixed things so that PI is no longer linked to the Upper Wall Trail. And I clarified the directions.