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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
 20
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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ziplock
 20
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Burlymon
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Evil C
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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