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Pointless Crag

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Pointless Crag 


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Description 

A southwest facing basalt crag above the South Fork of the Snake River, Pointless saw development in the fall of 2011 by Dean and Heather Lords. With help from a few other locals, Dean put up a handful of short, fun routes. During the spring of 2012, Dean and Heather were at it again, quickly establishing about 10 additional lines. Routes at Pointless are remarkably varied. From short, obvious and moderate to long, deceptive and challenging, there is something for everyone. The rock has naturally cleaned up after a season of climbing and will continue to do so. However, the sudden removal of large blocks is still an issue so climbers and particularly belayers, be smart and don't stand in the fall zone.
Like the other areas nearby, one should always keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.
Park only in established parking and please pick up any trash, yours or otherwise.
A stick-clip is very handy for many of the routes here.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SAME ETIQUETTE THAT APPLIES ELSEWHERE APPLIES HERE. DO NOT TOP ROPE ON ANCHORS. I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF NEW PARTIES TO THE AREA TAKING LAPS ON THE FIXED ANCHORS. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY SPENT IN DEVELOPING OUR LOCAL CLIMBING AREAS. MINIMIZE WEAR AND TEAR BY TOP ROPING ON YOUR OWN GEAR. ONLY THE LAST CLIMBER OF THE GROUP SHOULD CLIMB OR LOWER ON ANCHORS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR CRAG!


Getting There 

Take the River Road (first right after Heise Rock) and follow it past Stinking Springs and Wolf Flats. Pointless is about a quarter mile past Wolf Flats.


Climbing Season


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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 Pointless Crag:
Team Trailer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hungry Eyes   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rock-in My Sports Bra   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Bicycle Thief   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
11 O'clock   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Head on a Silver Platypus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Disappearing Hat Trick   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
4-Alarm Fire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sleepwalker   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   
Goat Meal   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Orbit   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
What's the Point?   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black Betty   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Black Bear   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hustle and Flow   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Pointless Crag
Middle of the route. Photo by Dean Lords.

Black Betty 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  ID : Pointless Crag
Short, steep, and powerful. Some cryptic and tenuous movement at the crux from bolts 3 to 5. Eases toward the end. Fun hard route....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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