Dierkes Lake Bouldering Rock Climbing
Just a small sampling of the rock features.
Not exactly destination climbing but Dierkes is a hidden gem that's worth checking out! Especially in the winter. This is often the best and warmest place to climb for southern Idaho and Northern Utah during the bitterly cold winter months. The unwieldily nature of the current Dierkes page would be even more confusing if the boulder problems were added and so I am adding the bouldering as a separate page. Derkies contains hundreds of boulder problems, with potential for many more, as well as great overhung sport and trad climbing. For rope climbing, see mountainproject.com/v/dierkes-...
Most current guidebook for roped and boulder routes is Idaho Underground by Dave Bingham. The climbing is highly featured basalt and lends itself to incredibly unique holds with abundant huecos, pockets, jugs, crimps, pinches and slopers.
- Google Maps actually has a street view for the main trail. You can "walk" through and look at many of the boulder problems there if you want. It passes the Kid Boulder, The Cube, all of the Stairs Right problems, and a few of the Stairs Left problems. You can also see some of the roped climbing areas.
- From I-84 E (Salt Lake/Pocatello), take exit 182 and turn left. After you cross the bridge, take your first R turn onto 3900 N. After 5 miles, turn R onto 3300 E and follow it straight into the canyon.
- From I-84W (Boise) take the exit into Twin Falls. Proceed straight into town on the main drag (Blue Lakes) and turn left onto Falls Ave. Follow this out of town and after 3 miles you will see a sign for Shoshone Falls. Turn Left onto 3300 E and proceed into the canyon. Follow the signs for Dierkes Lake. The climbing is on the North Shore of the lake. A 5 minute approach.
- During the summer, there is a $3/car entry fee. Cash only.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
85 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',41],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Dierkes Lake Bouldering
BETA PHOTO: Topo: A) Alcove South Area B) Stairs Left Area C) ...
BETA PHOTO: The main boulder area, viewed from the Alcove.
From: Palmer, AK
Mar 3, 2015
Is there camping at this area?
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 3, 2015
There is not camping at this area. It is a part of a city park and is closed at night. There are several for pay campgrounds within 5 miles (KOA type etc) as well as the city of Twin Falls (population 50,000) with all the amenities you could ever want.
By Tim Chi
Mar 31, 2016
I'll be bouldering outdoors for the first time here next week. Any thoughts on this being a good place for a first-timer? I've topped out at V4 in the gym but I hear bouldering outside is a whole different beast!