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The Alcove

Idaho > S Idaho > Twin Falls & th… > Dierkes Lake

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Warm n' Fuzzy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 2
Diarreah Cha Cha Cha
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Beavis
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Butthead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Loser
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Bunny Bionic
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Snackpack
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Power Lunch
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 7
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Ziplock
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Black Thing
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Pink Slip
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Gag Reflex
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Thighmaster
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Citation
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Where God Changed His Oil
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Burlygirl
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Burlymon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
She-Devil
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Bedazzled
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Slacker
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Magma
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Evil D
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Evil C
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
Soloflex
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 3
Black Elvis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Glomathon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Last Gasp
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Sanitary Landfill
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Get a Life
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Shotgun Wedding
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm n' Fuzzy
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Diarreah Cha Cha Cha
 2
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Beavis
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Butthead
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Loser
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bunny Bionic
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Snackpack
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Power Lunch
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
 7
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Ziplock
 20
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Black Thing
 21
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pink Slip
 11
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Gag Reflex
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Thighmaster
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Citation
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Where God Changed His Oil
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Burlygirl
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Burlymon
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
She-Devil
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bedazzled
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Slacker
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Magma
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Evil D
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Evil C
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Soloflex
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Black Elvis
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Glomathon
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Last Gasp
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sanitary Landfill
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Get a Life
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Shotgun Wedding
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport

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W.G.C.H.O, Girlymon, Burleymon, She-Devil, Bedazzled, Slacker, Magma, Evil D, Soloflex, B.V.E, Glomathon,Sanitary Landfill, Get a Life, Shotgun Wedding
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Ziplock, Blackthing, Pink Slip, Gag Reflex, Thighmaster, Citation, W.G.C.H.O, Girlymon, Burleymon, She-Devil, Bedazzled, Slacker, Magma
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