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Swan Falls Rock Climbing 


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View of the Owyhee Range from the rim above the Sn...

Description 

Boulder fields of perfect basalt, and Swan Falls Dam, are found within the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area along the eastern banks of the Snake River. The area has no tree shade and can be climbed in Spring, Autumn, Winter or early Summer mornings, as the Eastern cliffs above the drainage block morning sun, even on the hottest of days. No crowds exist but occasional trash left by the thoughtless should inspire Leave No Trace travel by responsible climbers. Parents should know that this is a cub friendly climbing area and there are public restrooms near the Dam.

Getting There 

From Boise follow I-84 going West towards Nampa/Caldwell. Take the Kuna-Meridian (Exit 44) and turn left. Traveling South on Kuna-Meridian Rd (SR-69) the road will continue for about 8 miles and the road will turn into Avalon along a right bend in the road. Travel Avalon Rd until you reach Swan Falls Rd and turn left. Follow road until you descend the gorge towards Swan Falls Dam and the climbing fields below. Approach time is from 5-15 minutes from the car.

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Weather station 0.3 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Swan Falls
Rock Climbing Photo: Cory trying out the boulderer's outfit on the Hair...

Hairpin Face V2 5+  ID : Swan Falls : Hairpin Boulders
Climb straight up the overhanging face using large edges. The climb features great movement and fancy footwork on impeccable rock. If you're in the area, this one is a must do!...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbs found scattered about through the boulder f...
Climbs found scattered about through the boulder f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise over the Snake River Plains, looking East ...
Sunrise over the Snake River Plains, looking East ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Self-portrait on an unknown boulder in Swall Falls...
Self-portrait on an unknown boulder in Swall Falls...

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By TobinPetty
From: Nampa, ID
Aug 20, 2008
Swan Falls Bouldering by Sandy Espeldi with Scott Bernstrom can be purchased locally and has up to date information for the area.
By Kirk B.
From: Boise, ID
Feb 17, 2013
Really good things there. I like it even in Winter, if the Sun is out.
Of course, in The Summer, you are gonna die for sure. Unless you jump in the river a lot.
The bouldering is sweet.

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