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Routes in The Alcove

Beavis S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bedazzled S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Black Elvis S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Black Thing S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bunny Bionic S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Burlygirl S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Burlymon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Butthead S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Citation S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Diarreah Cha Cha Cha T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Evil C S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Evil D S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fifteen Minutes of Fame S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Gag Reflex S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Get a Life S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Glomathon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Last Gasp S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Loser S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Magma S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pink Slip S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Power Lunch S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sanitary Landfill S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
She-Devil S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Shotgun Wedding S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slacker S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Snackpack S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Soloflex S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Thighmaster S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Warm n' Fuzzy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Where God Changed His Oil S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ziplock S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Description

This is the biggest area at Dierkies Lake and is very obvious from the parking lot as the tall overhanging cliff band across the lake. The alcove is probably the best location in Idaho for overhanging sport climbing with somewhere around 50 routes ranging in difficulty from 5.10 to 5.13. This area faces due south, but due to the fact that it is an alcove, the routes on the far right get early morning shade, and the routes on the far left get late afternoon shade, but it is best to avoid this cliff in the summer due to the southern aspect.

Getting There

To reach the alcove, walk north across the dam for Dierkies Lake from the northwest corner of the parking lot and follow the obvious trail for 10 minutes to the very obvious wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Alcove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Ziplock
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
Evil C
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ziplock
 19
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Evil C
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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