With a diverse array of trad, sport, mixed, crack, and patina pocket climbing opportunities, Idaho is a paradise for climbers.

Idaho has been dubbed “The Gem State” for good reason. The jagged mountain ranges and smaller, local crags provide over 1,500 different climbing routes in Idaho with gorgeous views of incredible terrain. Each climbing route has a unique perspective to offer, so climbers exploring Idaho’s cannot go wrong. To help you choose, we’ve compiled a list of the three of the best beginner and family-friendly climbing adventures across the state.

1. Climbing in Idaho’s City of Rocks