Elevation: 6,894 ft
GPS: 44.95, -115.949 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jacob Dolence on Aug 21, 2007
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle

Description

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.

Getting There

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. Park in the pull-out at the Slick Rock signpost. Cross the North Fork creek on the log jam and meander up the hillside to the base of Slick Rock (~15 minutes). The Regular Route starts almost directly beneath the summit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slick Rock

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Memorial Route (aka Caudill Quee…
Sport 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 8
Scenic Traction
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Slippery Slope
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Memorial Route (aka Caudill…
 46
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 9 pitches
Scenic Traction
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 7 pitches
Slippery Slope
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 9 pitches
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