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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'Emilin 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
 256
Lost Arrow
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 709
Wheat Thin
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 610
Skyline
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 605
Rye Crisp
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
Open Book
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 173
Mountaineer's Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 522
Bloody Fingers
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 385
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 435
Tribal Boundaries
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 109
Terror of Tiny Town
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 151
Beware of Nesting Egos
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 223
Crack of Doom
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 149
She's the Bosch
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 114
Strategic Defense
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 103
Shaken Not Stirred
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Arrow S Idaho > City of Rocks > Lost Arrow Spire
 256
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Wheat Thin S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 709
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Skyline S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 610
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rye Crisp S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 605
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Open Book Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Finger of Fate
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Mountaineer's Route Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Elephant's Perch
 173
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Bloody Fingers S Idaho > … > Breadloaves > Super Hits - Bloody F…
 522
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thin Slice S Idaho > … > Parking Lot Rock > Parking Lot Rock - No…
 385
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tribal Boundaries S Idaho > City of Rocks > Flaming Rock
 435
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Terror of Tiny Town S Idaho > City of Rocks > Buzzard Perch
 109
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Beware of Nesting Egos S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - North
 151
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Crack of Doom S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 223
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
She's the Bosch S Idaho > … > Window Rock > Window Rock - West
 149
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Strategic Defense S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 114
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Shaken Not Stirred Central Idaho > … > Discovery Wall > Martini Sector
 103
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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