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Winter climb near Boise

Postby jonesdcu » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:52 am

Hi,

New to the boards and pretty new to Boise. I'm looking for some fun summits within dayhike distance (2-hr drive max?). I have snowshoes and avalanche training but no avy gear.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby splattski » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:49 pm

You might try this local (mostly Boise and southern Idaho) discussion group:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby dblblack » Fri May 18, 2012 6:54 pm

I'm new on this board, so my response may be a bit late for this season. Two good areas that I know about are Mores mountain which is accessed directly from the Bogus Basin OB gates. There is actually quite a bit of terrain around Bogus that is good up until early April. I have some extensive GPS data and Videos on these routes here: http://hi-adventure.com/gps-tracks-videos/bogus-basin/
Also, another area that i am very familiar with, but have just started to venture in is the terrain above Soldier Mountain. There are at least 6-7 good peaks in the 9500 - 10000 foot range that all have great skiing / boarding well into May. Here is the post of my first exploration foray into this area.
http://hi-adventure.com/soldier-mountai ... tion-trek/ BTW, this is an easy drive from Boise and just about 2 hours from my house to the trailhead.

And to see a better view of the peaks, look at the pics in the page on this site:
http://www.summitpost.org/smoky-dome/154193
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri May 18, 2012 9:22 pm

Not sure how close to Boise it is, but some friends did a cool looking winter route on the NF of Borah: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... ber=982758
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby splattski » Sun May 20, 2012 2:28 am

Borah NF is not often done in the winter due to extreme cold and avy hazard. And it's about 4 hours each way from Boise.
We did it the week before your friends, but without the added excitement of getting lost ;-)

http://www.splattski.com/2010/borah/index.html
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun May 20, 2012 1:44 pm

Thanks for that. There is precious little information on Idaho. I myself have always barreled through at 80 MPH on my way to the Tetons or Colorado. I have promised myself If I get well I am going to spend time doing more 'staycations': trips within a one day drive of Seattle, which means more time spent in Idaho and Montana.
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby splattski » Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 pm

There's nothing to look at over here.
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon May 21, 2012 1:31 pm

splattski wrote:There's nothing to look at over here.
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You are not fooling anyone. Some locals make the drive every year and report beautiful granite, bucolic lake, and lots of potential new routes. I'm all over that when I get well.
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Re: Winter climb near Boise

Postby TimB » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:17 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:Not sure how close to Boise it is, but some friends did a cool looking winter route on the NF of Borah: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... ber=982758



What a climb! Great photos and story, EB.
Thanks for sharing that with us.
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