Balcony Point Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.848, -103.535 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jul 9, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionBalcony Point is named just for that, a large ledge on the south side of the rock. It can be mistaken for Spire Two from a distance, as it completely obstructs the view from the parking lot. If you look at the beta photo of the Cathedral Spires, the one that I have numbered as 2 is really Balcony Point.
This is a large spire, and it requires around 3 pitches to get to the top. One common way of climbing it is a beautiful crack that leads up from the saddle of Spire Two and Balcony Point. Descend by rappelling from the summit of Balcony Point to the saddle with Spire Two, and then follow its rappel down the east face route (two ropes necessary).
Getting ThereFollow trail #4 from the Cathedral Spires parking lot towards the spires. When the trail branches, the best way is to take the right branch and find the Spire Two-Three gully. Head up this gully (with Rubaiyat Spire at the bottom) and Balcony Point is the second spire from the top of the gully. The spire at the top of the gully is Spire Two.
Classic Climbing Routes at Balcony Point
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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