Our 2-day Perch Climb gives you a day to hone your skills before tackling the Mountaineer’s Route on Idaho’s most famous chunk of granite. This route has it all including straight-in cracks, lie backs, chimneys, face climbing, and an exciting warm-up mantle. The crux is a hand to fist crack on the final pitch. In total, there are 8 pitches up to 5.9 in difficulty on the finest granite the Sawtooths have to offer
While previous climbing experience is beneficial for climbing the Perch, adventurous athletes with excellent fitness can attempt the route without a climbing background. Our 2-Day Perch Climb gives you a day to get warmed up on the Redfish Boulder and/or the Super Slabs to practice the climbing skills needed to scale the Perch, and also learn techniques for efficient multi-pitch climbing including transitions and cleaning gear.
After getting warmed up on the rock, you’ll spend the night at our Canyon Camp – a 2.5 mile hike up Redfish Canyon from the end of the lake. Situated below the Elephant’s Perch, our Canyon Camp provides the perfect base from which to tackle the climb the second day. Just spending a night at our Camp is a treat on its own, and since it’s fully stocked with tents, pads, and sleeping bags, you won’t need to carry a heavy pack!
The base of the Mountaineer’s Route is reached after a short hour approach from Canyon Camp, and after the climb, you’ll return to Canyon Camp via a non-technical descent.