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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


30 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',9],['5.12',2],['5.13',2],['>=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 Northern Point:
Lean Cuisine   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Right Center
Handy Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Right Side
Morning Dew   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Left Side
Burn Baby, Burn   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Left Side
If I Ran the Circus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Left Side
Limbo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Left Side
Woman In The Meadow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   Left Side
Torrid Zone   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Left Side
Havana Smack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   Left Side
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Featured Route For Northern Point
Jake, seconding A Woman in the Meadow

Woman In The Meadow 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Left Side
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

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