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This cliff overlooks town, and is topped with a wide flat lookout area, complete with flagpole. It has good quality, varied climbing. Many pitches end at treed ledges, offering some shade on hot days. Routes range from 1-5 pitches, with more friction-slab-type climbing on the right side, and steeper crack lines on the left.
Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the UTW. Near the start of the left curve in the tracks, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail, past the large boulder (roughly half-way point), taking a right at the first fork (a T-junction). The next turnoff on the right goes to Private Idaho. Continue up and left to the headwall of the gully, then take the trail going up and right. Lookout Point cliff is now just above you, and Private Idaho just below. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
18 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Baby Tapir 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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A Hatch 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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Solitude 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a WA
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Start by doing Peanuts to serve you as pitch 1. For pitch 2, continue up the corner, then take the finger-to-hand crack up and left (crux) to a 3-bolt belay on a nice ledge (10d-11a). Short, but pumpy. You can combine this with pitch 1.Pitch 3 is the route's overall crux, going up right in a crack that starts wide, but quickly narrows to finger pockets (11a/b). The crack reaches a left-tilting overlap, which starts with a hand pod, but quickly narrows to fingertips (11c/d). After going left for ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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