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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Solstice (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (20)

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 (70)

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 (76)

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 (56)

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 : Central Idaho : Lost River Range : Cedar Creek
By: dave bingham When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: The intro copy for this area reads as if it were lifted directly from my book "Idaho Underground", except for editing that changed "glacial polished limestone" to "polished limestone". I would not describe the rock here as polished - in the way most folks think of polished limestone.

This is a great little area with mostly excellent rock in a unique mountain setting.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : Lost River Range : Cedar Creek : Via Ferrata Wall : Thumbs Down (5.11b)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: Thumbs Down? I thought it was pretty fun and worth doing.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : The Fine Line (5.11c)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 3, 2017

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Comments: The four protection bolts on P-1 of the Fine Line have been replaced with SS bolts donated by ASCA, in cooperation with the US Forest Service and the Access Fund. Enjoy!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Shoshone Lava Tubes : The "Big" Cave : Teaser (5.10d)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 7, 2017

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Comments: err...there is no route in the cave called "Teaser".


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 20, 2017

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Comments: Tail Feather anchor has been repaired and is good to go. Thanks Hannah North!!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Lower Decadent - Asian Wall : Steppes of Central Asia (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the bolt update!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : The Boxtop : Boxtop Crack (5.6)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: Having never done this, my guidebook description is pretty vague. The topo shows the line joining "Boxtop Traverse", rather than cutting left. Thanks for clarifying, but I'm pretty sure this obvious crack has been done before, and probably shouldn't be renamed. Cheers.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : BLM Rock - West Corridor : Do Rangers Dream of Electri... (5.10d)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: Maybe a little contrived - but in a good way. "Line of most resistance" - always the best way!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: May 15, 2017

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Comments: The guidebook topo and text describe this route as "20 feet or so left of Raindance", so you walk right by the heavily used staging area to get to Tail Feather. That said,the start of Raindance is a weird gully feature that's not so great looking. As for any "long reaches"; if you're reaching high to clip, it probably means you've got a bolt at your knees and should make another move before clipping!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Citation (5.11c)
By: dave bingham When: May 2, 2017

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Comments: New hardware installed 05/17
Thanks ASCA


Location: Idaho : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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 : South 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!


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