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Boulder fields of perfect basalt, and Swan Falls Dam, are found within the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area along the eastern banks of the Snake River. The area has no tree shade and can be climbed in Spring, Autumn, Winter or early Summer mornings, as the Eastern cliffs above the drainage block morning sun, even on the hottest of days. No crowds exist but occasional trash left by the thoughtless should inspire Leave No Trace travel by responsible climbers. Parents should know that this is a cub friendly climbing area and there are public restrooms near the Dam.

Getting There 

From Boise follow I-84 going West towards Nampa/Caldwell. Take the Kuna-Meridian (Exit 44) and turn left. Traveling South on Kuna-Meridian Rd (SR-69) the road will continue for about 8 miles and the road will turn into Avalon along a right bend in the road. Travel Avalon Rd until you reach Swan Falls Rd and turn left. Follow road until you descend the gorge towards Swan Falls Dam and the climbing fields below. Approach time is from 5-15 minutes from the car.

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['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Swan Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swan Falls:
Agra   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   The Taj Mahal
Spice World Arete   V6 7A     Boulder   Spice Girls Area
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Sunrise over the Snake River Plains, looking East ...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Owyhee Range from the rim above the Sn...
View of the Owyhee Range from the rim above the Sn...
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Climbs found scattered about through the boulder f...

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By TobinPetty
From: Nampa, ID
Aug 20, 2008
Swan Falls Bouldering by Sandy Espeldi with Scott Bernstrom can be purchased locally and has up to date information for the area.
By Kirk B.
From: Boise, ID
Feb 17, 2013
Really good things there. I like it even in Winter, if the Sun is out.
Of course, in The Summer, you are gonna die for sure. Unless you jump in the river a lot.
The bouldering is sweet.
By Tim Chi
Mar 31, 2016
What does everyone think of this place for a first tie boulder-er? I've climbed for about 7 months now but it's all been indoors - up to V4s.

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