Elevation: 2,519 ft
GPS: 43.2494, -116.3772
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Description

Boulder fields of perfect basalt, and Swan Falls Dam, are found within the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area along the eastern banks of the Snake River. The area has no tree shade and can be climbed in Spring, Autumn, Winter or early Summer mornings, as the Eastern cliffs above the drainage block morning sun, even on the hottest of days. No crowds exist but occasional trash left by the thoughtless should inspire Leave No Trace travel by responsible climbers. Parents should know that this is a cub friendly climbing area and there are public restrooms near the Dam.

Getting There

From Boise follow I-84 going West towards Nampa/Caldwell. Take the Kuna-Meridian (Exit 44) and turn left. Traveling South on Kuna-Meridian Rd (SR-69) the road will continue for about 8 miles and the road will turn into Avalon along a right bend in the road. Travel Avalon Rd until you reach Swan Falls Rd and turn left. Follow road until you descend the gorge towards Swan Falls Dam and the climbing fields below. Approach time is from 5-15 minutes from the car.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Swan Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 20
Black Slabbath
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Hairpin Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 20
Flaky Sidepulls
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Groove Right
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Agra
Boulder
V6 7A
 22
Spice World Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 18
Mondo Generator
Boulder
V6 7A
 14
Inbred
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 15
Ape Man
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Toro
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
Surgery
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Follicle
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Mondola
Boulder
V8 7B
 7
California love
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Jesus Wept
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Slabbath Black Slabbath Area
 20
V1 5 Boulder
Hairpin Face Hairpin Boulders
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Flaky Sidepulls Black Slabbath Area
 20
V3 6A Boulder
Groove Right Orgasmo Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Agra Taj Mahal
 6
V5 6C Boulder
Spice World Arete Spice Girls Area
 22
V6 7A Boulder
Mondo Generator Mondo
 18
V6 7A Boulder
Inbred Inbred Boulder
 14
V6 7A Boulder
Ape Man Bad Ass Boulder Area
 15
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Toro Toro
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Surgery Black Slabbath Area
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
Follicle Hairpin Boulders
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mondola Mondo
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
California love Black Slabbath Area
 7
V8 7B Boulder
Jesus Wept Black Slabbath Area
 3
V8 7B Boulder
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