Canyon Creek Slabs
Page Type: Route
Idaho, United States, North America
Spring, Summer, Fall
Half a day
Number of Pitches:
Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2006 / Jan 15, 2007
Object ID: 251775
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The Canyon Creek Slabs
section is a prominent area of solid rock on the lower slopes of Canyon Creek
Point. The slabs are clearly visible from ID-21 and are 1.1 miles due east
of the summit. With just a 10-15 minute steep scramble to the base of
these impressive slabs, great potential for rock route development exists,
and this area would make an excellent climb stop for a few hours after spending
time in the Sawtooths. A reconnaissance trip discovered that the rock was
as solid as it looks from afar, requires a funky 10 foot overhang to start most
slabs, would require a bolt kit for the face or slabs sections, has 2 or 3
decent cracks for trad routes, and most routes would be able to be scrambled off
of from the tops.
From the Boise Area, Follow Idaho-21 from Lowman toward Stanley.
The Canyon Creek Slabs are 6.0 miles from the Grandjean Road. If approaching from the Sun Valley / Stanley Area, the turnout to park is
5.8 miles from Banner Summit.
Road Closures and restrictions exist during the winter.
Check the road conditions at:Idaho Transportation
Essential GearFirst Ascent and route naming possibilities exist, for now. Besides pitons, nuts, and cams, a bolt kit may be handy along with several ropes.