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Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, Idaho

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Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, Idaho 


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Description 

Generally the sport routes at Dierkes are "way" steep and require powerful upper body muscles combined with good efficient foot work. The ominous hulking overhangs of the Alcove area rarely yeild onsight ascents of the harder lines. Most of the sport routes at Dierkes fall into the 5.11 and above range with a few moderates mixed in. If there is a common denominator for the climbing here it is that most of the routes are "steep" and offer positive edges and holds. This combination makes for powerful climbing on routes with pleenty of "air" or exposure. (Basalt Climbs by Mark Weber) (Most of the route discriptions come from the book)(This is only a small amount of climbing in this area for more info buy the book) Basalt Climbs of South-Central Idaho, 2nd edition by Mark Weber.


Getting There 

from I-84 head south on highway 93 till you come to Falls Ave. aprox 4 miles. turn left and head east and follow the signs to Shoshone falls aprox 5 miles.


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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',25],['5.11',18],['5.12',19],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, Idaho:
Fire in the belly   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Spencer making one of the many fun moves on Fire In the Belly

Fire in the belly 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  ID : Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, I...
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Map of Dierkes
BETA PHOTO: Map of Dierkes
The Corridor, Alcove Left, The Alcove
BETA PHOTO: The Corridor, Alcove Left, The Alcove
Cobra Kai, Get Wired
BETA PHOTO: Cobra Kai, Get Wired
Lady Bug, Ursa Minor, Dust in your eyes
Lady Bug, Ursa Minor, Dust in your eyes
W.G.C.H.O, Girlymon, Burleymon, She-Devil, Bedazzled, Slacker, Magma, Evil D, Soloflex, B.V.E, Glomathon,Sanitary Landfill, Get a Life, Shotgun Wedding
BETA PHOTO: W.G.C.H.O, Girlymon, Burleymon, She-Devil, Bedazzl...
Lady Bug, Ursa Minor, Dust in your eyes, Lichen the Jam, Dudditz
BETA PHOTO: Lady Bug, Ursa Minor, Dust in your eyes, Lichen th...
Transformer, Short Subject
BETA PHOTO: Transformer, Short Subject
Lichen the Jam, Dudditz, Where;s Jake
BETA PHOTO: Lichen the Jam, Dudditz, Where;s Jake
Anchors Away, Casual Cruise, Unknown, Sport Dog, Overtime, Swing Shift, Hexology
BETA PHOTO: Anchors Away, Casual Cruise, Unknown, Sport Dog, O...
Where's Jake, Bizarro, Mr. Grey
BETA PHOTO: Where's Jake, Bizarro, Mr. Grey
Ziplock, Blackthing, Pink Slip, Gag Reflex, Thighmaster, Citation, W.G.C.H.O, Girlymon, Burleymon, She-Devil, Bedazzled, Slacker, Magma
BETA PHOTO: Ziplock, Blackthing, Pink Slip, Gag Reflex, Thighm...
Bizarro, The Bear Dance, First Timer, The Greenhorn
BETA PHOTO: Bizarro, The Bear Dance, First Timer, The Greenhor...
Knuckle Buster, Whipper, Dude, No Name, Styling, Primitive Man
BETA PHOTO: Knuckle Buster, Whipper, Dude, No Name, Styling, P...
The Greenhorn, The Rookie, The Nephite, No Name
BETA PHOTO: The Greenhorn, The Rookie, The Nephite, No Name
No Name 1-5
BETA PHOTO: No Name 1-5
The Nephite, Unknown, Crack Route
BETA PHOTO: The Nephite, Unknown, Crack Route
Cookie Monster, Show me your lips, Bert, Ernie
BETA PHOTO: Cookie Monster, Show me your lips, Bert, Ernie
Crack Route, Diarrea cha cha cha, Bevis, Butthead, Loser
BETA PHOTO: Crack Route, Diarrea cha cha cha, Bevis, Butthead,...
Air-Rete
BETA PHOTO: Air-Rete
Loser, Bonnie Bionic, Snackpack, Power lunch, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Ziplock, Blackthing, Gag Reflex
BETA PHOTO: Loser, Bonnie Bionic, Snackpack, Power lunch, Fift...
Snake River Gorge, Twin Falls, Idaho. <br /> <br />Dierkes Lake is located in this gorge.
Snake River Gorge, Twin Falls, Idaho.

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By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Jul 3, 2009

The family and I went bouldering and swimming here yesterday, Great climbing and a lake for cliff jumping to boot! Really a nice place! Thanks for the effort. It would have been helpful if the climbs would have been broken up by cliff area.

By dnoB ekiM
Dec 12, 2009

On my trip, this link was helpful too:

climbingtopos.tripod.com/dierkes.htm

This is a great little climbing area and only about 30minutes from the Perrine Bridge.

By chad09
From: Fort Collins, CO
Dec 29, 2009

Stop by Elevation Sports on Blue Lakes Blvd for beta from local climbers.

By dave bingham
Apr 8, 2010

Dierke's is my local area and I love it! I've had a new guide to the area ready to print but haven't spent the time/money to print yet. Several other Idaho areas (ice caves, the channel, sun valley crags, the Fins, etc.)are included that have seen little press but are very worthy destinations.

Dierkes is a great little climbing area with excellent bouldering and about 70 (mostly sport) routes on vert to wildly overhanging rock. Dierkes is in the Snake River canyon, and owes it's unusual topography to the ice-age Bonneville flood, which carved numerous kettle ponds, crags, rimrock and boulders.Take a hike past the picnic /swimming area to check out hidden lake, Acid Lake, etc. etc.

If you are driving thru Idaho on I-84, take a short detour and check it out. You will dig it!

By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Apr 8, 2010

Dave, that sounds like a really cool (and useful) guide book. So do you have plans to publish it?

Also, I thought the climbing here was super fun.

By dave bingham
Jan 30, 2012

The "Idaho Underground" guide is in the works and due out spring 2012.
Areas included are Twin Falls/Dierkes, Shoshone Lava Tubes, The Fins, Box Canyon and the local Sun Valley Crags.

By Kris Zigich
Feb 8, 2012




For some really good visual beta on this area watch this movie!

Kristopher Zigich