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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
 290
Lost Arrow
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 791
Wheat Thin
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 694
Skyline
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 679
Rye Crisp
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Open Book
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 199
Mountaineer's Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 611
Bloody Fingers
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 508
Tribal Boundaries
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 125
Terror of Tiny Town
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 175
Beware of Nesting Egos
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
Direct Beckey
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 247
Crack of Doom
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 170
She's the Bosch
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 125
Strategic Defense
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 122
Shaken Not Stirred
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Arrow S Idaho > City of Rocks > Lost Arrow Spire
 290
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Wheat Thin S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 791
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Skyline S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 694
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rye Crisp S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 679
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Open Book Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Finger of Fate
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Mountaineer's Route Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Elephant's Perch
 199
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Bloody Fingers S Idaho > … > Breadloaves > Super Hits - Bloody F…
 611
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tribal Boundaries S Idaho > City of Rocks > Flaming Rock
 508
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Terror of Tiny Town S Idaho > City of Rocks > Buzzard Perch
 125
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Beware of Nesting Egos S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - North
 175
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Direct Beckey Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Elephant's Perch
 81
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Crack of Doom S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 247
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
She's the Bosch S Idaho > … > Window Rock > Window Rock - West
 170
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Strategic Defense S Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire
 125
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Shaken Not Stirred Central Idaho > … > Discovery Wall > Martini Sector
 122
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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