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Roadside Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 43.8002, -116.0865 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cory Harelson on Aug 27, 2012
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Definitely use the trail to gain Roadside Rock (an...


This is the taller of the two main spires, and is on the left when seen from the road.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail for a few hundred yards from the road.

Climbing Season

For the West Idaho area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Roadside Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roadside Rock:
Computer Girl   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 145'   
For Whom the Bell Tolls   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Midnight Visitor   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Life Without Beer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Brian enjoying the knobby slab

Heart of Darkness 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Idaho : West Idaho : ... : Roadside Rock
Start up Midnight Visitor for the first 3 bolts, then do a delicate traverse right, passing one bolt and then joining up with the top of Junkie Cosmonaut. When you get to the anchors at the top of Junkie Cosmonaut, keep climbing onto the next pitch, which is called Shades of Grey. Overall this felt less sustained than the neighboring Midnight Visitor/After Midnight linkup, but it has a couple steep tricky cruxes that take some figuring out and demand strong toes....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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By Paul Hutton
From: Dirtbaggin' western US
Aug 28, 2017
What's the single pitch sport route straight ahead, to the left, after completing the hike from the trail?
There's a bomber undercling about halfway up. There's a tree growing out of the bottom of the crack, which is to the right of the bolts, at the top of the pitch. Blank and techy, pebbles for holds. Felt like 11+.

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