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Geographic Regions of Idaho

While Idaho is famous worldwide for potatoes, there is an abundance of quality climbing throughout the state some of which is world class like City of Rocks or Elephants Perch or newly on the radar, the Fins.

City of Rocks and its neighbor, Castle Rocks, are the main destinations for out-of-state climbers. Both feature fantastic cragging in a beautiful setting. More recently, the Fins , with it's high quality vertical limestone, is attracting a lot of interest from climbers due to the large number of stellar 5.12 through 5.14d routes.

Also of significant interest are the rest of The Sawtooth Range near Stanley, the limestome climbing near Riggins, and the basalt climbing of Massacre Rocks near American Falls.

There are many, many more excellent places to climb in the state worth a visit if you are in the area. You can find everything from high quality sport climbing, to multi-pitch trad, to wild wilderness adventures and often you'll have your adventure to yourself and your party!

For ease of navigation the state is divided into 5 regions. North Idaho (Sandpoint, Q'Emiln Park), West Idaho (McCall Area, Black Cliffs), Central Idaho (The Sawtooth Range, The Fins), South Idaho (City of Rocks, Dierkes Lake) and East Idaho (Massacre Rocks, Ross Park).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Idaho

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 360
Lost Arrow
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 977
Wheat Thin
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 883
Skyline
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 839
Rye Crisp
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 452
Too Much Fun
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 427
Batwings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 250
Mountaineer's Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 782
Bloody Fingers
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 573
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 660
Tribal Boundaries
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 700
Colossus
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 250
Beware of Nesting Egos
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 305
Crack of Doom
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 215
She's the Bosch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 252
Gemini
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Arrow S Idaho > City of Rocks > Lost Arrow Spire
 360
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Wheat Thin S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 977
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Skyline S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 883
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rye Crisp S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 839
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Too Much Fun S Idaho > City of Rocks > Bumblie Rock
 452
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Batwings S Idaho > … > Parking Lot Rock > Parking Lot Rock - West
 427
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mountaineer's Route Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Elephant's Perch
 250
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Bloody Fingers S Idaho > … > Breadloaves > Super Hits - Bloody F…
 782
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thin Slice S Idaho > … > Parking Lot Rock > Parking Lot Rock - No…
 573
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tribal Boundaries S Idaho > City of Rocks > Flaming Rock
 660
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Colossus S Idaho > … > Bath Rock > Bath Rock - West
 700
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Beware of Nesting Egos S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - North
 250
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Crack of Doom S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 305
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
She's the Bosch S Idaho > … > Window Rock > Window Rock - West
 215
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gemini S Idaho > … > Bath Rock > Bath Rock - West
 252
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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