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Skunk Cave Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.59755, -114.38383 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Engle on Jul 7, 2016
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The Skunk Cave is a small area, but it has several very fun and very steep routes with one vertical route thrown in there for diversity. The cliff faces due north with means it gets absolutely no sun making it a great choice for hot days. Routes here range from 5.10d to 5.12b but may feel a bit sandbagged.

Getting There 

To reach the crag hike to the Hidden Cliff, then follow the trail north and then east for another 2 or 3 minutes to reach the obvious overhanging area just before the next set of metal stairs up a cliff band.

Climbing Season

For the Dierkes Lake area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Skunk Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skunk Cave:
Fire in the belly   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Fire in the belly 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Idaho : South Idaho : ... : Skunk Cave
Steep and powerful. This route has been called "the steepest 5.10 in the country" by Rock and Ice Issue?...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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