Named after a once burnt, but now recovered, pine tree near the base of the routes, the Black Pine area features a cluster of routes that lend themselves to a fun day of cragging.
Parking and Approach
From the Left Side approach trail, continue left past two obvious right facing dihedrals (Fat Albert and Cretin’s Corner, respectively). Continue around the base of the slab until an easy chimney is reached. Squirm up this to the ledge. Consider belaying the last moves to the tree (one move of 5.7). This is the formerly Black Pine. Expect a 15 minute hike.
Rappel from a bolt anchor. If you do a second pitch, rappel Cretin’s Corner with two ropes.
Weather station 4.4 miles from here
3 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Black Pine Area
Momentary Lapse of Reason 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b ID
: South Fork of the Clearwate...
: ... : Black Pine Area
A long and mostly moderate slab climb that was originally led on poorly placed pitons—something to ponder while sketching your way up the runout to the anchor! This route is easily top roped after leading Black Pine Chimney or Black Pine Face.Begin at the base of the slab about 40 feet down from Black Pine Face. Follow the bolts to the top. It is possible to move left into Black Pine Face after a few bolts and keep the grade at 5.8 all the way to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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