Elevation: 3,642 ft
GPS: 42.597, -114.39 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Engle on Jul 7, 2016
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle

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.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Warm n' Fuzzy
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
Ziplock
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Burlymon
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
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
 7
Bedazzled
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Bunny Bionic
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm n' Fuzzy
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ziplock
 32
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Burlymon
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Evil C
 5
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bedazzled
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bunny Bionic
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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