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McCall Area

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Aspen Boulder and outlying areas, The 
Payette Lake Boulder Circuit 
Slick Rock 
Thinking Spot, The 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Eagle's Nest Loop - Short Version
A steep climb leading to a flowing singletrack descent. Near Cascade, ID
East Fork of Lake Fork Trail
A fun out and back XC ride along singletrack with great technical sections. Near McCall, ID
Grand Traverse
A traverse trail across the bear basin system with minimal elevation loss or gain. Near McCall, ID
Bear Basin Tour
A grand tour of a mountain bike specific trail system just north of McCall. Near McCall, ID
Elk Trail
Lift rides allow for plenty of fast runs down through trees with excellent views of Payette Lake. Near McCall, ID
Loon Lake Loop - IMBA Epic
A stunningly scenic ride through Ruby Meadows to Loon Lake and beyond. Near McCall, ID
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McCall Area  

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 44.9176, -116.0981 View Map  Incorrect?
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This area is loaded with great rock. Best climbing season is may to late september. The potential for new routes is great.

Getting There 

To get to McCall get on Scenic I-55 untill you reach the town of McCall. Other areas directions will be listed under each area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for McCall Area:
Regular Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   Slick Rock
Memorial Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 9 pitches, 1000'   Slick Rock
Scenic Traction   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1100'   Slick Rock
Sport route 1   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   The Thinking Spot
Slippery Slope   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 800'   Slick Rock
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Featured Route For McCall Area
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Regular Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  ID : McCall Area : Slick Rock
Can be pitched out however you want. I've done it in 10 pitches and I've also done it in 6 with a 70m rope to it's full capacity on every pitch. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By Sean Gould
From: McCall, Idaho
Oct 5, 2013
Does anyone know anything about the ropes hanging off the Thinking Spot. They've been there for two weeks as of 10-5-13.
By Neil Crowson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3, 2014
So McCall climbing people, what's up with the awesome alpine ridge with a 300 foot head wall about 3 miles past slick rock! I just soled the path of least resistance today. But with a partner gear food and some psyche there could be a pretty good little climb past slick rock. Inquiries hit me up.
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