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Lemhi Range Rock Climbing 

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The Lemhi Range is a mountain range in Idaho. It is a about 100 miles long starting 20 miles northeast of Challis and running southeasterly ending on the Snaker River plain near the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The range is across the valley and runs roughly parallel to the Lost River Range (location of Idaho's tallest mountain, Mt. Borah).

The highest point in the range is Diamond Peak at 12,197 feet (3,718 m), the fourth highest peak in Idaho. The range is located within Salmon-Challis and Caribou-Targhee National Forests.

Getting There 

East Side Approach
From Idaho Falls Idaho, drive north on I-15 for 24 miles to "Sage Junction" and turn right on to 33. A few miles after Mud Lake, turn right onto 28. There are numerous gravel/dirt access roads to the left (west) into the Lemhi range.

West Side Approach
At I15 milemarker 118 in Idaho Falls, drive west across the high desert on Hwy 20 for 59 miles to Hwy 88. Turn right and drive 16 miles to Howe, ID. Continue through town and follow the Little Lost River Road. There are numerous gravel/dirt access roads to the right (east) into the Lemhi range.

For most of the access roads into this range (from either east or west side of the range), a 4 wheel drive with high clearance is recommended.

Climbing Season

For the Central Idaho area.

Weather station 22.9 miles from here

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East Ridge   Idaho : Central Idaho : ... : Diamond Peak
This is a great Idaho climb. The mountain is very prominent and beautiful. The climb is not too difficult, but should be taken with someone who has mountaineering experience, or has been before. Climbing it in the winter or spring presents many more challenges and dangers. In winter slipping down is an important issue that should be addressed. All members of your climbing party should be able to adequately self-arrest with an ice axe in the event of a slip. Slipping down many parts of the mounta...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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