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BFD Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,300'
Location: 42.0422, -113.7178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Nov 15, 2011
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BFD Rock's northeast side from the road.


BFD Rock is a short crag on the west side of and right on the road that cuts through the Twin Sisters area.

A number of short, half pitch routes can be found here.

Grade ranges from scrambles to the imposing route, The Smell, a steep, improbable line on the formations NW aspect. The Smell apparently named for an unpleasant outhouse at the base which is now gone.

Take care not to disturb the residents of the very nearby campsites.

Getting There 

The rock formation closest to campsites #3 and 4 at the Twin Sisters is BFD Rock.

Rock closest to the road on the west side of the apex of the road that cuts through the Twin Sisters area.

Across the road from the Indian Chief rock formation (where the large group site is on the Indian Chief's east side).

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 16.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in BFD Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for BFD Rock:
The Smell   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Smell, 5.12c. On the west side of BFD Rock nea...

The Smell 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Idaho : City of Rocks : BFD Rock
This is a great and tough route that is overhanging and full of sharp crimps. Scramble to the top of the large ledge with your belayer to start the route. Stick-clipping the first bolt would be a smart idea.The first two bolts are accessed by pulling on small crimps, making V5 moves. Large edges and small jugs help you run it out to the third both that is very awkward to clip because of the nasty small roof you have to fiddle with. Continue using sharp edges to pass more bolts, using good footwo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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