Me, Crisco, and Adam took a quick-but-successful trip to Idaho’s City of Rocks a few years ago.
It was May 2009. Crisco had been to the City a few times, I had been once before, and I believe this was Adam’s first time. We drove up from Provo (a 3ish hour drive), camped that night, climbed two long routes the next day, and drove back home that night.
These are the routes we climbed:
- Sinocranium on Steinfell’s Dome (5.8, 7 pitches, 650′) – I think this is the longest sport climb in Idaho?
- Theater of Shadows on Jackson’s Thumb (5.7, 5 pitches, 500′) – Easier than Sinocranium but I remember it having more interesting climbing. I think we simulclimbed the route in 2 or 3 pitches.
Both routes were nice and easy and a ton of fun. The rock is beautiful, solid, golden granite.
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