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Lion's Head Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.0917, -113.6982 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Jun 12, 2011
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The Lion's Head is a nice, secluded wall in the inner city that just has a nice vibe to it. Not only that, it has some high quality 5.10 climbing to offer visitors. The routes that we climbed are on the west side so the climbing is shady in the morning with afternoons sun.

The main attraction are the two pitch routes Hakuna Matada and Lion of Judah. Despite the fact that they are two pitches, they aren't that long. It just makes sense to break up the routes into two pitches on account of the nice belay scoop/ledge about 60 feet up.

Getting There 

Park at the new Circle Creek Overlook parking and take the trail west past a couple of cattle gates. Follow signs for the Geowatt formation. Once at Geowatt, head around Geowatt to the west to the next major formation just west of Geowatt. This is Lion's Head. The climbing routes are on the formation's west side.

An alternative approach is to hike the inner city trail to just even with the Building Blocks. Turn hard right and follow a series of small drainages north to the Lion's Head.

Approach time is about 15 minutes. The Lion's Head formation is about a mile from the new Circle Creek Overlook parking.

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 14.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Lion's Head

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lion's Head:
Lion of Judah   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   
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Featured Route For Lion's Head
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill in the middle, featured part of the route. Ju...

Simba's Pride 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Idaho : City of Rocks : Lion's Head
A long, varied route up the right side of the Lion's Head. The route involves a variety of moves from a short bit of no-hands slab at the bottom to some hard cranking in a steep dihedral for the crux. Finish up with fun and exposed climbing to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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