Elevation: 3,562 ft
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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
 14
Over the Falls 1
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Bert
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Over the Falls 2
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Crack Head
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Over the Falls 3
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Small Arms Fire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Vacation Day
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
American Grafitti
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Stone Throwers of Palestine
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Julius Squeezer
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 31
Fire in the belly
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Ziplock
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Burlymon
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Evil C
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Bedazzled
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over the Falls 1 Prow
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bert N Shore
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Over the Falls 2 Prow
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crack Head Prow
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Over the Falls 3 Prow
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Small Arms Fire Prow
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vacation Day Prow
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
American Grafitti Prow
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Stone Throwers of Palestine Prow
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Julius Squeezer Roman Wall
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire in the belly Skunk Cave
 31
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ziplock Alcove
 22
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Burlymon Alcove
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Evil C Alcove
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bedazzled Alcove
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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