Suicide point is Lander's highest and most alpine sport crag, and one of it's most dramatic in aesthetics and climbing style. Deeply weathered and twisted dolomite rises in steep faces, bulges, roofs, and prows. The iconic 'hatchet blade' of Wind Drinker dominates the skyline.
Drive: From Lander, drive Baldwin Creek Road until, at mile 5.5, it becomes dirt while a paved bend to the left will be Squaw creek road. Continue on dirt. Follow Shoshone Lake Road as it threads behind red butte, up the switchbacked sagebrush incline, into the wooded foothills, and past the parking for the Baldwin Creek Cliff. After about 10 miles of dirt road, much of which is loose and unimproved, the road goes downhill, then back uphill, and forks left before a saddle. The 'hatchet blade' prow should be visible, and a rutted road will take you to a flat parking spot on the ridge below the cliffs. 50 minutes from Lander.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Suicide Point:
Apocalyptic Lapse Rate 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 95'
Painless 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 60'
Blue Steel 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 60'
Wind Drinker 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 95'
Stormbringer 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 90'
Featured Route For Suicide Point
Wind Drinker 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b WY : Suicide Point
The wildest and most exposed sport pitch around. a quick scramble and 60 feet of 5.6 arete climbing take you to a horizontal break with bail anchors. Take a deep breath, clip the bail anchors for pro, preferably with a long runner, and cruise out 15 feet of richly featured HORIZONTAL ARETE CLIMBING. The prow stays steep for another 15 feet, and then remains vertical to the very top of the beautiful formation. One of so many inspiring Skinner routes....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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