Campusing the crux
The Northern Point consists of short (by Smith standards) basalt walls with a variety of cracks and bolted routes. There's a pretty good selection of short easy trad leads and topropes can be set up from above with little trouble.
One of the best things about this area is that it is in the shade for much of the afternoon, especially on the left side. This is a welcome change from the baking temperatures of the main areas or the basalt across the river.
This area is split into the (climber's) Right side and (climber's) Left side with the approach scramble dividing the two.
From the parking lot turnaround follow the well-used trail north to the rim. There's a break in the cliff with an easy 3rd class scramble down to the base of the cliffs.
Weather station 7.4 miles from here
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