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Elevation: 6,894 ft
GPS: 44.95018, -115.94934
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Shared By: Jacob Dolence on Aug 21, 2007 · Updates
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Slick Rock, located ~10 miles northeast of McCall, Idaho in the Lick Creek subrange of the Salmon River mountain range, offers one of the longest continuous technical rock routes in the state. Slick Rock is a huge face of quality granite. With the most central part up to the top being about 1200 feet.

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From McCall, ID, follow the road east to Ponderosa State Park (big green sign). Skirt around Payette Lake and the golf course. Follow Lake Drive until finding a gravel road that turns off to the right. The road runs past Little Payette Lake (Road #48 - Lick Creek Road).

Travel ~8 miles on Yellow Pine Road to a creek crossing. Camp there at primitive Lick Creek Campground (free). A beautiful stream running through the campground is a great water source, although purification is advised. Slick Rock is only 1-2 miles further, and is very obvious from the road. The log jam cannot be crossed as of June 2023. There’s a pullout just downstream of the standard pull out where the log jam was. With a trail down to a log across the river. From there, head up out of the river bed and into some granite rock flats. Head nearly parallel to the river taking the path of least resistance to meet up with the old trail. -head too far uphill and you'll find yourself in a brush gully. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slick Rock

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 70
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Caudill Queen King Route (AKA Me…
Sport 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 8
Scenic Traction
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Slippery Slope
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route
 70
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Caudill Queen King Route (A…
 69
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 8 pitches
Scenic Traction
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 7 pitches
Slippery Slope
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 9 pitches
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