This is the western edge of the Black Cliffs above the Boise River - some call this area the Lucky Peak Canyon, as it leads to Lucky Peak Reservoir. The north side (left side in this picture) is popular with rock climbers. Once, in what seems like a previous life, a friend took me climbing in full gear. We did a couple of easy ascents that felt extra challenging because the temperature against those rocks was like an oven blast. I'm sure it's like that right now. I only saw a couple of climbers this week when I was in this area of town. Some areas of the cliffs have posted buffer zones because birds of prey call the cliffs "home," and I think most climbing is prohibited in the spring during nesting season - and when the temperatures are probably the nicest. The Oregon Trail runs very near the spot where I was standing when I took the picture.