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Elevation: 3,562 ft 1,086 m
GPS: 42.5943, -114.392
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Shared By: Mike Engle on Jul 7, 2016
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 35
Over the Falls 1
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Over the Falls 2
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Casual Cruise
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Vacation Day
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Sanitary Landfill
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Warm n' Fuzzy
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Beavis
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 38
Fire in the belly
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Get a Life
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 39
Ziplock
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 40
Black Thing
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Mac Daddy
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 17
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Pink Slip
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 8
Soloflex
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over the Falls 1 Prow
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Over the Falls 2 Prow
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Casual Cruise N Shore
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vacation Day Prow
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sanitary Landfill Alcove
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Warm n' Fuzzy Alcove
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Beavis Alcove
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire in the belly Skunk Cave
 38
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Get a Life Alcove
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ziplock Alcove
 39
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Black Thing Alcove
 40
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mac Daddy Skunk Cave
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Fifteen Minutes of Fame Alcove
 17
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Pink Slip Alcove
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Soloflex Alcove
 8
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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