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Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Suprise (5.7+)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 2, 2017

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Comments: I added the route information directly from the FA person, just before press time. No, this is not an A-list route, but I suspect plenty of folks will enjoy it, especially when nearby routes are occupied.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Cannibal Corridor : Cannabinoid (5.10- A0)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 2, 2017

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Comments: Yes, the bottom of this route is perhaps best done by stick-clipping and yarding up to the first decent crimp. Otherwise it's a narsty 5.12 boulder problem with bad feet. You probably can leave the donkey at home though. Overall, a fun route(except for the bottom 10 feet) in a slightly out-of-the-way location.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Raindance (5.7)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 2, 2017

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Comments: Note: A number of climbers have walked too far left, past the somewhat in-obvious start of "Rain Dance" (5.7) and mistakenly got on the more direct line of "Tail Feather" (10a). It's easy to link in to "Rain Dance" from "Tail Feather", but you will find it a bit more challenging!


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

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Comments: Brad - Thanks for the book plug!
Dan - Lack of detail is where MP fails, and offers only bare-bones info that's generally lifted from Local guidebook authors, who put a lot of time, effort and money into their work. I don't support MP(REI)taking that info and profiting from others efforts without compensation. Thanks for supporting your local guidebook author!


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : Yankee Fork Crag
By: dave bingham When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: Some of the routes shown here are named, yet FA shows "unknown". Marc - do you want to chime in on this before all your routes get re-named?


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : Yankee Fork Crag : You Be Lichen It (5.10d)
By: dave bingham When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: Are the names shown here from the FA?


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Castle Rocks : South Hills : Jug Wall : Jug Massacre (5.8+)
By: dave bingham When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: This route was on BLM land, now closed to climbing. The bolts have been removed.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Shoshone Lava Tubes
By: dave bingham When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: Yes, "Idaho Underground" has the main channel bouldering areas, a mile or so from the lava caves.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : Skunk Cave : Mac Daddy (5.11d)
By: dave bingham When: Sep 25, 2017

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Comments: The first bolt has been replaced.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Slacker (5.12a/b)
By: dave bingham When: Sep 25, 2017

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Comments: This was the only route Mike Stogar fell on when onsighting the Alcove in a day.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Soloflex (5.12+)
By: dave bingham When: Sep 21, 2017

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Comments: Mike Stogar climbed the route later, but was not there for the FA.


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.I replaced the old pin at the bottom with a bolt.We originally rated this .11d/.12a


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.


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