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Areas in Shoshone Lava Tubes

"Big" Cave, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
"Little" Cave, The 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Elevation: 4,563 ft
GPS: 43.159, -114.326 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Ken Noyce on Jun 12, 2016
Admins: WAGbag, Mike Engle
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Description

As you drive north of Shoshone Idaho along highway 75 you would think that there is no climbing whatsoever for miles and miles. The landscape looks like flat lava rock with some sagebrush growing on it. What you fail to realize however is that the lava flow that you are driving over left a series of lava tubes that have collapsed in sections and remained in tact in other sections. A couple of these lava tubes can be toured for a fee of around $10 per person, but as a climber, you're probably more interested in the collapsed sections that have left awesome cave features just below ground level that can be climbed. Currently there are two developed collapsed lava tubes in this area, but there may be room for further development as well.

Getting There

From Shoshone, ID, head north on Idaho highway 76 for 15 to 16 miles. The two developed collapsed lava tubes can be found just east of the highway in this area. For directions to the individual caves see their respective area descriptions.

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Yes, "Idaho Underground" has the main channel bouldering areas, a mile or so from the lava caves. Sep 28, 2017
Smiles Smiley
Provo, Utah
Smiles Smiley   Provo, Utah
Does the guidebook "Idaho Underground" have all the bouldering also? I read in Rock and Ice that there are over 100 boulder problems in this area. Aug 4, 2017
C Hopwood
Salt Lake City, UT
C Hopwood   Salt Lake City, UT
Guidebook: "Idaho Underground" by Dave Bingham. Apr 2, 2017
D.A. LeBaron
Grantsville,UT
D.A. LeBaron   Grantsville,UT
Please add more routes!! Aug 9, 2016

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