Access Issue: Only public access on USFS land. No deeded easement for public access via Kootenai Creek trailhead.
The only publicly-accessible areas are to the south of Kootenai Creek (left when traveling westbound) approximately 0.6 miles, 1 km, or 1,090 yards from the USFS Kootenai Creek Trailhead. More details here. There is no deeded easement for public access from the Kootenai Creek Trailhead along the Kootenai Creek Trail for the first 0.6 miles so continued access is contingent on visitors staying on the established Kootenai Creek Trail until on Forest Service land. Leaving the established trail and trespassing on private property is not permitted.
Closed areas include, and are not limited to:
First Buttress, Second Buttress, Identity Wall, Sick Bay, Shuffle Buttress, Practice Rock, Spiderhang Buttress, and adjacent rock outcrops on the north side of the canyon. Failure to follow these closures may lead to restricted or complete loss of access.
A great warm up and good climb for beginners. Good pro and a very clean face. Starts up horizontal cracks to a thin face above.
This is the first climb you will come to as you cross the creek to the wall. Starts just right of the big overhang, on a large block.
Singles of small to medium cams, quickdraws, chain anchors.