Climbing in Stanley and in the Sawtooth Mountain Range

Chalk, cams, and grit, the Sawtooth Mountains hold some of the most renowned multi-pitch, granite routes in North America. The Sawtooths are home to the Elephants Perch, one of the recognized Classic Climbs in North America with over 25 established routes emanating from basecamp at Saddleback Lakes aka, “Shangra La”. This region is littered with high quality alpine routes varying in difficulty and accessibility including The Finger of Fate, Mount Heyburn, Blue Rock Buttress, and Barron Spire. With real establishments in town serving satisfying mountain sustenance your basecamp of Stanley is a close second to the allure of grippy mountain granite.

Qualified and reputed local guides take clients throughout the area on the run of trips from beginner Super Slab sessions to multi pitch assaults in the high alpine.


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