Elevation: 3,043 ft
GPS: 43.537, -116.088 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: R Squared on Nov 12, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closures - 6/6/21 update: No current raptor closures, but please keep dogs on leash in East Carbody Canyon. Please see details below on the pending BLM environmental assessment with respect to hardware installation. 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
 54
Little Nest
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Stems and Jammies
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Fat Ankles
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Nash-e-mun
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Sweet Adene
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Almer Casile Memorial Buttress
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
The Flying Circus
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Lucky Pierre
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
White Wash
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Perception vs. Reality
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Circumciser
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Pabst Smear
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Macabre Roof
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Stone Tools
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 46
Bologna Pony
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Nest Populace Wall
 54
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Stems and Jammies Populace Wall
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Fat Ankles Mid Cliffs
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Nash-e-mun Mid Cliffs
 42
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sweet Adene Populace Wall
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Almer Casile Memorial Buttress Mid Cliffs
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Flying Circus W Car Body Canyon
 28
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lucky Pierre Mid Cliffs
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
White Wash Populace Wall
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Perception vs. Reality Populace Wall
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Circumciser Tall Cliffs
 39
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pabst Smear W Car Body Canyon
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Macabre Roof E Car Body Canyon
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Stone Tools New Fringe
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bologna Pony Short Cliffs
 46
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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