Ross Park Rock Climbing

Cliffs for a wide range of skill level are found at Pocatello’s Ross Park climbing area. Right off the main road, Ross Park’s Sunny Side and Shady Side climbing and bouldering areas provide an excellent location for early morning, afternoon, or evening climbing.

Sunny Side has short, bolted trad climbs with three to five bolts for leading, and two to four top bolts to create a top-rope anchor. Routes are numbered 1-17a and are rated 5.7 and 5.12. In the afternoon sun, these basalt rock cliffs get very hot, hence Sunny Side.

Move over to Shady Side once the midday sun hits. Shady Side is a popular climbing area because of its family- friendly climbing. This climbing wall has 60 marked and rated routes on the 25-30-foot wall. Routes range from 5.6 to 5.12.

Photo by Paul Sweeney


3270 S 2nd Ave, Pocatello, ID 83204


42.838484092812, -112.4205355846

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