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These are the walls closest to town. The rock quality and variety are similar to those at the Lower Town Wall and Lower Lump, but the area has a greater fraction of moderate routes. Go there for nice cracks, corners, thin faces, slabs, and knobs. The top of Lookout Point is an excellent picnic spot.

Getting There 

Park in town. Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the Upper Town Walls. Near the start of the left bend in the tracks, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail, past the large boulder (roughly half-way point). At the T-junction, go left for Rattletale and right for the other walls. If you go right, the next turnoff on the right goes to Private Idaho and Hag Crag. Continue up and left to the headwall of the gully. Go up and right for Lookout Point, and left for Duck Wall. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min to reach any of the walls.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lookout Point Area:
Senior Citizens in Space   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Private Idaho
Magic Fern   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Private Idaho
Battered Sandwich   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Private Idaho
Peanuts To Serve You   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lookout Point
Wet Dream   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Private Idaho
Law and Order   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 120'   Lookout Point
Chasin' the Lizard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Rattletale Wall
The Snake   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Rattletale Wall
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Rattletale Wall
The Shrew   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport   Rattletale Wall
ze Squid   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Rattletale Wall
A Ship Called Black Rock   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   Lookout Point
900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl Taken to Ocean Shores   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Private Idaho
An Act of Strange Boar   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lookout Point
The Amphibian    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Rattletale Wall
I am in top a shader   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Private Idaho
The Orangutan    5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   Rattletale Wall
Solitude   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches   Lookout Point
Bobcat Cringe   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Lookout Point
A Hatch   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad   Lookout Point
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Law and Order 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WA : Index : ... : Lookout Point
Long corner system to the right of Rice Krispies and Spit. Pitch 1 starts with face climbing on large holds (~20', and in need of cleaning as of 4/2012). Then one enters an incut, bolt-protected, right-leaning corner (~9+/10a). See the bottom red arrow in the picture. About 30' up the corner, the corner system splits into two. The original route went up the shallower left corner (~5.9) (next red arrow), which then traversed back into the right corner at a bolt (5.10) (see 3rd red arrow in photo)...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Aaron O
From: Seattle, WA
Jun 28, 2015
Does anyone know of pitches that can be linked together that go to the top of Lookout Point that are no harder than 11a?
By Jon Nelson
Jun 28, 2015
The simplest would be the Velvet Pedestal, if that last pitch has been cleaned up.

Or, do Steel Pulse to the end, traverse left to the base of "A Hatch". Belay near the v-thread anchor, and go up and right on a 5.9 face-to crack pitch. This last pitch is that on "Lookout Point Direct" (LPD), which hasn't been posted yet.

Others have done Strange Boar -> Frenchwoman -> Black Rock -> last pitch of LPD as above. You can skip the first two by doing Law and Order instead.

Another link-up would be Below Lissen to Hitaga. At the top of Hitaga, traverse off left, and scramble up to the belay for the last pitch of Solitude. Finish on Solitude.
By Aaron O
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 1, 2015
Great info. Thanks Jon!
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