Drilling Fields Rock Climbing
The "Drilling Fields" way back in the da...
A formations large enough to be split in two, The Drilling Fields hosts a number of routes caterable to the masses. A crag with a rich history and new school additions, this area is a real crowd-pleaser for intermediate to advanced climbers.
Bolts, gear, bolts and gear...and fully run-out, unprotectable lines??? The Drilling Fields has it all. Morning sun and shade/Aftenoon shade and sun, east and west facing lines can lend to shady or sunny climbing. Prepare for a full day with routes from .10a to .12a. Climbers within the grade will not run out of options.
Bring a single rack, draws and runners, then prepare for adventurous day.
Found downstream from Rabbit Rock
and Morning Glory
, The Drilling Fields
can be approached many ways. Travel down into the south creek via Parking Lot Rock
. Follow the trail past Rabbit Rock
and take the left fork that cuts up hill to The Drilling Fields
Weather station 14.6 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Drilling Fields
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Featured Route For Drilling Fields
The Drilling Fields 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Idaho
: City of Rocks
: ... : The Drilling Fields
Can you say STEEP!?! Great moves between mostly big holds characterizes this journey up the central portion of the face. Begin up the highly featured rock passing two bolts. Pigs on a Wing (11a) takes off right from here and heads up the prow. Your route continues straight up passing a bunch more bolts on its way to the chains. While no move is particularly hard, the pump slowly increases as you power up the overhanging wall. Hang on through a slightly harder section midway, and dash for th...[more] Browse More Classics in Idaho