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Green Acres

Idaho > W Idaho > Black Cliffs
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closures. 4/7/21 update: Scary Canyon, Wailing Wall, Iron Man Wall, and East Carbody Canyon are closed for raptor activity. Details

Description

Come prepared to Jam! This area sports a couple bolted routes and many excellent cracks.

This is a shady north facing cliff on the south side of the Boise River.

Getting There

From Warm Springs turn right onto highway 21 and cross overt the river. Go a short ways up the hill and turn left into the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. From the center hike along the dirt fire-road closest to the top of the cliff. Follow this for about 3/4 mile until it takes a sharp left. At this point leave the road and follow the single track trail to the base of the Green Acres wall.

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A good portion of the Green Acres wall collapsed this morning. The rockfall sent car sized boulders and talus all the way down to the river.
[Hide Photo] A good portion of the Green Acres wall collapsed this morning. The rockfall sent car sized boulders and talus all the way down to the river.
The remaining routes.  (As well as the new one).  See Sandy Epeldi's book (pg 110) for a picture of the wall before it fell.  Everything between The Garden and Feelin Green has been destroyed.
[Hide Photo] The remaining routes. (As well as the new one). See Sandy Epeldi's book (pg 110) for a picture of the wall before it fell. Everything between The Garden and Feelin Green has been destroyed.
Getting to the crag.  From the parking lot, wander along the rim trail until you see this turnoff.  The crag is on the foot trail just past the sign.
[Hide Photo] Getting to the crag. From the parking lot, wander along the rim trail until you see this turnoff. The crag is on the foot trail just past the sign.
If you need help orienting yourself.  Green acres can easily be seen as the crag just above the dam, with the huge recent rockfall.
[Hide Photo] If you need help orienting yourself. Green acres can easily be seen as the crag just above the dam, with the huge recent rockfall.
The whole crag pretty much collapsed and slid down the hillside. Definitely makes me wonder about the rest of the black cliffs, that wall didn't even strike me as one of the sketchy ones.
[Hide Photo] The whole crag pretty much collapsed and slid down the hillside. Definitely makes me wonder about the rest of the black cliffs, that wall didn't even strike me as one of the sketchy ones.
A huge rockfall happened this morning, basically destroying the green acres wall except a few climbs. Pretty scary to think of all the times I climbed those routes without realizing how destabilized the entire cliff was!
[Hide Photo] A huge rockfall happened this morning, basically destroying the green acres wall except a few climbs. Pretty scary to think of all the times I climbed those routes without realizing how destabilize…

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BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
[Hide Comment] Checked this out on a hot day in July, very worthwhile climbing, including some of the most fun routes I've done at the Cliffs. Aug 24, 2011
Trevor.
Boise, ID
[Hide Comment] This morning Eric and I watched the majority of the Green Acres wall collapse, sending a huge rockslide of boulders flying down the hill. It was pretty awesome to see but unfortunately, Fairway to Heaven, Piss and Vinegar, GW Loves Peanut Butter, and Pidgeon Holer are all completely destroyed. Which sucks because those were some good climbs! Kinda terrifying to think that I took a big whipper on a climb that collapsed a few months later... Apr 26, 2014
Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
[Hide Comment] Holy moly! That is freaky!!! I'm glad nobody was climbing there when it went down!!! May 1, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
[Hide Comment] Yep, the geologic processes that helped create the cliff band also eventually brought it tumbling down. May 5, 2014