South Hills Rock Climbing
True Grit and the Duke
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Just north of the Castle Rocks sector are the South Hills. The South Hills are just that, sage brush and juniper tree laden hills with interspersed towers, slabs, cracks and faces. Outlined by two drainages, this area's confines are diverse and spread out. Desolated crags and plenty of privacy can be found here as well as plenty of hidden gems.
This area will typically be very hot in the spring/summer, but shade or sun can be found. With so many crags of all shapes and sizes, you can find a wall to fit you needs anytime of the year. Expect an approach time of 20 minutes to reach the first and most concentrated crags.
From the upper Castle Rocks proper parking area walk north/west following well-traveled trails for about 20 minutes. Aim for the token feature/pinnacle, The Sorcerer's Stone.
See individual crags for more specific directions.
Weather station 13.6 miles from here
33 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Hills
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Hills:
Featured Route For South Hills
A Sand Castle 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Idaho
: Castle Rocks
: ... : The Sandcastle
Interesting climbing up what you might guess to be like the slab top outs around. The first bolt is a bit up there but its not too hard to get too. Flip your rope over the feature on the opposite side of the chimney to have pro to reach over to clip the first bolt. Continue up fairly featured rock clipping 6 bolts total to the summit. Bring some chord for the anchor.There is some exfoliation still but its not bad and will improve with traffic. Fun. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Idaho