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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 190 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 2 | Page Improvements 2 | Comments 113 | Posts 63 | Stars 4 | Ratings 2
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Solstice (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (12)

Sport, 1 pitch, 95'

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - West

Jun 22, 2015

Love Handles (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (54)

Sport, 1 pitch, 95'

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Muffin Top (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (58)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Built for Comfort (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (43)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Built for Comfort

Built for Comfort

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Built for Comfort (5.9)

Jun 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Syringa Hanson (age 15) on top-rope. Draws are on ...

Syringa Hanson (age 15) on top-rope. Draws are on "Built for Comfort" to the left.

Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Muffin Top (5.8)

Jun 18, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Get a Life (5.11a)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Pretty sure this has 7 bolts after re-engineering a few years ago. No longer too scary!


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Burlymon (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Soft? Compared to...?


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Magma (5.11d)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: New half-inch hardware from ASCA installed spring 2017.


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Ziplock (5.11a/b)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: New half-inch hardware installed in 2016.


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Sanitary Landfill (5.10b)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Rebolted with SS half-inch hardware from ASCA, spring 2017.


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Black Thing (5.11b/c)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Bolts on Black Thing have been replaced (spring 2017) w SS hardware donated by Greg Barnes / ASCA.


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Black Thing (5.11b/c)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Pretty much no one goes the original 11c way, which avoids the leftward jug traverse via a silly boulder problem. The traverse makes this makes the route a decent warm-up at maybe 11a.


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Dec 10, 2016

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Comments: With help from Hannah North and Mike Engle.


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Northeast : Beyond and Back (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: This sounds like the existing 5.8, "Beyond and Back". I don't think it gets done much, and may well feel like an FA!


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Solstice (5.9+)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: I noticed some unenlightened individual took the grey painted lowering biners from the anchor. Lame. Hopefully a time will come when people understand the concept of fixed gear!


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Catwalk (5.8 PG13)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Tony, that's a pretty funny comment about "poorly protected sandbags" getting extra stars! The only explanation I can think of is these routes are the ones you work a bit harder for and remember more than more pedestrian outings.It seems the same phenomenon exists for hard routes that seem to get lots of stars. I sent a friend up on Catwalk yesterday and he hated it because it was scary! To each his own I guess.


Location: Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : Hidden Cliff : Boys, Like Jen (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 8, 2016

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Comments: FA Amos Galpin


Location: Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mojo (5.12b/c PG13)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: This is an amazing line in it's upper pitches, but it's hard to tell where this starts from the topo - Looks like its just l. of the Mountaineers, which is where "Chasing the Dragon" is. A better topo or photo-topo would be great. R.I.P. Justin.


Location: Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Chasing the Dragon (5.11+ A0)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: P-3 involves a flared crack, which has a very sketchy thin flake in the back that's ready to come out. (I jumped off when the flake started to peel off and ripped two c3's) I'd advise avoiding this pitch until it gets cleaned out or a bolt is added to allow climbing without using the loose flake, which would likely direct-hit the belayer.


Location: Idaho : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Tiny Time (5.4 X)
By: dave bingham When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure if this line is distinct enough from the already densely packed routes to qualify as a named route. I wonder if this 5.4X "route" ever be repeated.


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - East : Technicolor (5.12b)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: Just "Technicolor" not "Technicolor Arete".


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: haha. Josh - I did give it 3 stars in the old book, so I liked it too! Can't wait to go for a review, probably get my butt kicked!


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Creekside : Pogemahone (5.11a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: The bolts on this have been replaced and one or two have been moved to better clipping spots.


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: err, yeah, truth be told, I meant to move the anchor down a bit to avoid the horrible final slab moves. I'd recommend bailing at the last bolt - it's still solid 12a to there! I don't recall moving too much out of the bolt line though...


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