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Rockstar
A fun connecting trail. Near Kimberly, Idaho
Smitty
A technical descent and climb out with a long flowing singletrack section in the middle. Near Kimberly, Idaho
Upper Dry Gulch
A gentle climb through the Dry Gulch canyon. Near Kimberly, Idaho
Lower Dry Gulch
A gentle climb through the Dry Gulch canyon. Near Hansen, Idaho
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South Idaho Rock Climbing 


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Location: 42.3991, -114.02684 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

South Idaho include the climbing areas of City of Rocks/Castle Rocks and the climbing around Twin Falls (Dierkes Lake) and others.

Getting There 

This is the southern region of the state including the cities of Twin Falls, Burley, and Almo.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.9 miles from here

920 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',54],['3 Stars',362],['2 Stars',326],['1 Star',157],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',49],['5.7',66],['5.8',105],['5.9',94],['5.10',249],['5.11',163],['5.12',84],['5.13',11],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',37],['V2-3',15],['V4-5',17],['V6-7',10],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Idaho

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Idaho:
Theater of Shadows   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 4 pitches, 500'   City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome
Wheat Thin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East
Adolescent Homo   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Breadloaves : Decadent Wall
Lost Arrow   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   City of Rocks : Lost Arrow Spire
Rye Crisp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East
Skyline   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire
Too Much Fun   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 150'   City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock
Batwings   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West
Thin Slice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
Animal Cracker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   City of Rocks : Animal Cracker Rock
Shock and Awe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : West Buttress - South
Red Rib   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 195'   Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid...
Bloody Fingers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Breadloaves : Super Hits - Bloody Fingers
Tribal Boundaries   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   City of Rocks : Flaming Rock
Colossus   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West
Terror of Tiny Town   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch
Beware of Nesting Egos   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - North
Strategic Defense   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire
Crack of Doom   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire
She's the Bosch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 120'   Window Rock : Window Rock - West
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Featured Route For South Idaho
Rock Climbing Photo: my crux

Gemini 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Bath Rock - West
An outstanding route with multiple cruxes. The name Gemini possibly comes from the route's two characters- thin razor edges to big jugs and vice versa. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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