Elevation: 3,043 ft
GPS: 43.537, -116.088 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 298,129 total · 1,925/month
Shared By: R Squared on Nov 12, 2007 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures in Effect on Multiple Crags; East Carbody, Scary Canyon, Face Canyon, Highway Face - see Access Details Details

Description

The Black Cliffs provide year round climbing if you don't mind being cold in the winter. Summer days are really hot so spring and fall tend to be the best times a the Black Cliffs. The rock is all basalt. Access is easy and the cliffs usually aren't crowded. The guidebook Boise Climbs by Sandy Epeldi is a great thing to have if you are going to be climbing the Black Cliffs. You can pick it up at REI.

Getting There

Take Highway 84 to the Gowen Rd/Highway 21 exit. Take Highway 21 towards Lucky Peak. The cliffs will be on both sides of the river. Park in the parking lots and choose a trail up.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Little Nest
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 51
Fat Ankles
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
Nash-e-mun
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Stems and Jammies
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Sweet Adene
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Almer Casile Memorial Buttress
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
White Wash
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Perception vs. Reality
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Circumciser
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Pabst Smear
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Macabre Roof
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Stone Tools
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Bologna Pony
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Unknown Leon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Jet Screamin' Hooter Queens
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Nest Populace Wall
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Fat Ankles Mid Cliffs
 51
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Nash-e-mun Mid Cliffs
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Stems and Jammies Populace Wall
 56
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sweet Adene Populace Wall
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Almer Casile Memorial Buttress Mid Cliffs
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
White Wash Populace Wall
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Perception vs. Reality Populace Wall
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Circumciser Tall Cliffs
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pabst Smear W Car Body Canyon
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Macabre Roof E Car Body Canyon
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Stone Tools New Fringe
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bologna Pony Short Cliffs
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Unknown Leon Short Cliffs
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jet Screamin' Hooter Queens Tall Cliffs
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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