Trip Report: City of Rocks


City of Rocks National Preserve in south central Idaho has been on my list of rock climbing spots to visit for quite a while. I’d seen photos of the place long ago and I was struck by the monolithic granite that I saw.

So when my wife graciously told me to take a couple of weeks and feed my soul, recharge the batteries, and shoot some rock climbing photos. I quickly landed on City of Rocks.

After a 9 hour drive from Portland I gotta say I was immensely surprised how beautiful this place is. So I spent a week camping, bouldering, and shooting photography.

Special shout out to the fine folks at Rock City Mercantile for taking care of me with great food, beer, and provisions.

Here’s a bit of the work I shot there.

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