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Elevation: 3,500'
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Description 

Lava Point is a fun crag with a bevy of well-bolted 5.10 and 5.11 sport routes. Unlike most Tieton crags, the rock at Lava Point is olivine basalt, not andesite. Most routes are vertical to gently overhanging. The rock has a great texture and mixes in edges, slopers and jugs with occasional vesicular (gas) pockets. It is similar to Riverview Park at Frenchman Coulee, only taller and better.

Lava Point can get hot in the summer, but you can chase shade for most of the day. The Dream Wall stays shaded in the morning, and the Lava Wall catches shade in mid to late afternoon. In low snow years, the crag can open up as early as February.

The crag has a great view of Rimrock Lake and the upper Tieton basin. Turkey vultures often circle above the crag.

Getting There 

Lava Point is just east of the Rimrock Lake dam, above the confluence of Wildcat Creek and the Tieton River.

From Highway 12, turn right (if heading west) or left (if heading east) onto Soup Creek Road, FS # 1305. The road is just west of the major Tieton Road turnoff used to reach the east end of Rimrock Lake.

Follow Soup Creek Road, staying left at all possible turns (except for one gated road). You will end up on FS # 344; drive this to the end. Park on the shoulder, leaving room at the end for others to turn around. A rutted four-wheel track continues into the woods, but please don't drive this. The track leads into a beautiful, fragile meadow area that should be preserved.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.7 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',5],['5.10',12],['5.11',9],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lava Point:
Travalava   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Lava Wall/Deadheads
Ring of Fire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   Dream Wall
Artificially Insteminated   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Wall/Deadheads
Lava Sundae   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   Dream Wall
Lavaland Variation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Wall/Deadheads
Saint Of Circumstance   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Lava Wall/Deadheads
Solid Forth   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Lava Wall/Deadheads
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Featured Route For Lava Point
J5 on Lava Sundae

Lava Sundae 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WA : Tieton River : ... : Dream Wall
Nearly as good as Ring of Fire, with more juggy face moves and fewer corners. The upper arete is great....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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