The areas that line the top of the canyon above the Lower Gorge and below all the tuff hold a few gems. These areas are usually only climbed by classes looking to set up top ropes but there are also some great leads to be had. The area consists of The Practice Area, The Northern Point, and The Student Wall
on the rim of the basalt canyons.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Basalt Rimrock:
Fun moves on big holds with good feet. This is the most popular, and the best, 5.11 at the point. Expect nice flow and a fun crux that is made much easier with good technique....[more]Browse More Classics in OR