Canyon Creek Slabs

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Idaho, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
5.7 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Canyon Creek Slabs
Created On: Dec 15, 2006
Last Edited On: Jan 15, 2007


Nearby Canyon Creek Slabs...

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.

Getting There

Nearby Canyon Creek Slabs

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 Department

Essential Gear

First Ascent and route naming possibilities exist, for now. Besides pitons, nuts, and cams, a bolt kit may be handy along with several ropes.

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Canyon Creek Slabs

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