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The climbing itself ranges from just shy of vertical to gently overhung at The Projects, to the fiercely overhung Amphitheater. Grades range from 5.8 to 5.14b, with an average hovering around mid 5.12. Every established route is bolted for sport. The rock is sharp, well-featured limestone with lots of pockets and edges.
The thriving metropolis of Riggins, ID boasts a year-round population of 419 residents. Fortunately, tourism on the Salmon river brings in loads of energy from rafters, kayakers, and fly fisherman during the summer months, so the amenities are more than adequate for the aspiring climber. Food and beer is easy to pick up from the Main Street marketplace, and there are several diner/grill type joints to get a good burger or fish fillet. Don't miss out on huckleberry milkshakes during the summer months!
The best camping is located about 8 miles past the crags at Seven Devils Campground. There are vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits (but no running water) adjacent to Seven Devils Lake. There are no camping fees.
If you'd rather be closer to the crags, there are primitive campsites that are fair game for setting up tents. There are also motels and inns in the town of Riggins about a twenty minute drive away.
The Amphitheater is located just off a spur road just before mile-marker 9. At the corner of a switchback, there will be a parking spot for about 2 cars across from the entrance to the spur road.
The Projects are located after mile-marker 9 just past a cattle guard. The road widens to make parking space for 2-4 cars. If you pass mile-marker 10 (hidden on the left hand side of the road), you've gone too far.
Classic Climbing Routes at Riggins Limestone
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