Heise Rock (AKA Elephant Rock) - Rock Climb near Ririe, Idaho
5210-5232 E Heise Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA,Ririe,Idaho
43.63591100816, -111.674499256
5.0 miles E of Ririe, Idaho
Address: 5210-5232 E Heise Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA
GPS: 43°38'9.3"N 111°40'28.2"W
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State: Idaho

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This volcanic plug sits just off the road near the Heise Hot Springs Golf Course. It is also referred to as Elephant Rock or Chuck's Choss Pile. Aid climbers practiced on this small crag beginning in the early 1970s. With the birth of sport climbing in the '80s, Jeff Hursh started bolting some the most obvious lines on the south side. When Chuck Oddette moved to Idaho Falls in the late '80s, he immediately saw the great potential for numerous lines and quickly went to work developing Heise Rock.

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Directions

From Ririe, Idaho

  1. Head east on Smith St toward 1st E St (0.3 mi)
  2. Continue onto Archer Rd (1.6 mi)
  3. Turn right onto E 200 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.9 mi)
  4. Slight right onto Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue straight onto N 4800 E/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    Continue to follow Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    (2.9 mi)
  6. Slight left onto E 100 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (187 ft)
  7. Slight left onto N 5050 E (0.4 mi)
  8. Turn right onto E Heise Rd
    Destination will be on the left
    (1.6 mi)
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Follow signs towards Kelly Canyon Ski Hill. At 3 miles, turn right after crossing the Snake River and continue past the hot springs. Just past the golf course, Heise Rock comes into view on the left. There is a small pullout parking area directly in front of it – be careful of oncoming traffic.

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