Elevation: 7,502 ft
GPS: 40.653, -115.412 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jan 27, 2006
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Description

Lamoille Canyon is a beautiful but little known part of the Ruby Mountains near Elko. Approaches to very large walls are a short bushwhack from the car.

Most of the routes are short bolted affairs on the small crags and lower angle aprons leading up to the huge overhanging loose looking walls, but some big aid routes and ice climbs have been put up as well.

If you are adventurous, there is a lot of rock to explore here and in the other harder to access canyons in the Ruby Mountains.

Getting There

From Elko, head south through Spring Creek towards Lamoille and Jiggs following the numerous signs to Lamoille Canyon. All of the Lamoille canyon crags are a relatively short bushwhack from the road. The drive to Lamoille Canyon takes about a half hour from Elko.

While in Elko, be sure not to miss the Star Basque steakhouse (the steak sandwiches at lunchtime are wonderful) and the Stray Dog for a good selection of beers on tap. There is a neat old steakhouse in the tiny town of Lamoille about a mile past the Lamoille canyon turnoff. I believe there are camping areas in the canyon itself, and cheap motel rooms can be had at the old casinos (especially the Stockman's) in Elko.

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