Elevation: 3,562 ft
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Shared By: Mike Engle on Jul 7, 2016
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Description

Generally the sport routes at Dierkes are "way" steep and require powerful upper body muscles combined with good efficient foot work. The ominous hulking overhangs of the Alcove area rarely yield onsight ascents of the harder lines. Most of the sport routes at Dierkes fall into the 5.11 and above range with a few moderates mixed in. If there is a common denominator for the climbing here it is that most of the routes are "steep" and offer positive edges and holds. This combination makes for powerful climbing on routes with plenty of "air" or exposure.

For more info on the area including routes not covered on Mountain Project, get Dave Bingham's excellent "Idaho Underground" which is available at local climbing shops or online directly from Wolverine Press (follow link below). It also covers many other Idaho crags like The Fins, Shoshone Lave Tubes, etc

Idaho Underground by Dave Bingham

Getting There

From I-84 head south on highway 93 till you come to Falls Ave. aprox 4 miles. turn left and head east and follow the signs to Shoshone falls aprox 5 miles.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dierkes Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Over the Falls 1
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Bert
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Over the Falls 2
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Small Arms Fire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Vacation Day
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
American Grafitti
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Warm n' Fuzzy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Stone Throwers of Palestine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Gladiator
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 32
Fire in the belly
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Ziplock
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Burlymon
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Evil C
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Bedazzled
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over the Falls 1 Prow
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bert N Shore
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Over the Falls 2 Prow
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Small Arms Fire Prow
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vacation Day Prow
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
American Grafitti Prow
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Warm n' Fuzzy Alcove
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stone Throwers of Palestine Prow
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gladiator Roman Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fire in the belly Skunk Cave
 32
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ziplock Alcove
 29
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Burlymon Alcove
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fifteen Minutes of Fame Alcove
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Evil C Alcove
 5
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bedazzled Alcove
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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