Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Scary Canyon

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Allison Winderland S 
Boise Gunfighter S 
Doctor Hemlock S 
Full Bred S 
Public Service S 
Simple Physics S 

Scary Canyon Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 43.53171, -116.07495 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 360
Administrators: WAGbag, Mike Engle, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Russell Fogle on Oct 20, 2013
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Seasonal Raptor Closures.


After making the U-turn at the dam this is the first canyon on the right. It is south facing with mostly moderate sport climbs. There is a small area to pull out and park on the shoulder of the highway.

Getting There 

After making the U-turn at Discovery Park it is .7 miles back towards Boise.

Climbing Season

For the Black Cliffs area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Scary Canyon

Boise Gunfighter 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  ID : Black Cliffs : Scary Canyon
One of Boise's best- naw definitely the best route at the grade. The crux comes down low (2nd bolt?) with a left hand sloper move coming around a little roof. Up higher past some fingery moves, the route joins a right facing corner system created by an eerie hanging basalt column. Climb through this section carefully and be sure your belayer is well out of the crash zone should this column ever cut loose while the route is being climbed! It never gave us any indication that it was loose...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

Comments on Scary Canyon Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!