Elevation: 7,220 ft
GPS: 40.008, -105.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Vanishing Point is the crag immediately right and below Midnight Rock.
It has a number of sport routes of varying difficulty. It is split into two parts: the Left Side and the Right Side.

The Left Side routes begin above a black-washed gully. A 5.6 approach pitch is required to reach these routes. Routes here are:

A. The Vanishing, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.
B. Phantom Bridge, 10, 1p, 100', bolts.
C. Vanishing Ink, 12, 1p, 100', bolts.

Jesse's Wall - begins below the bottom of the black-washed gully

D. 106339561+/11-, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. The Producers, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Dreamer's Dream, 11- or 11, 1p, bolts.
G. Didgeridoo, 11+/12-, 1p, bolts.

Below & right:

H. Alpine-Moe, 8, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
I. Werner's Legacy, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
J. Rock Doc, 10-, 1p, bolts & gear.
K. Orion, 11, 1p, 75', gear.

Getting There

From the parking area, take the "south" trail (yep, straight south) that is pretty obvious.  You will be going over Dream Dome, then Lost Angel, which has descents either side - you want the far one.  Look for a branch off the main path right before it hits a campsite, then heads left, away from the rock edge and downhill, eventually ending at an old mine hole.  If you get to the mine hole, you're too far - head back up.  The gully is fourth class - if you're using your hands much, you probably went too far.

Once half way down the gully, you can easily cross slabs to your left for a hundred hards and you'll get to Midnight Rock.  Continue around, going up over a small notch, and then across 50 yards and down to Vanishing Point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vanishing Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 34
Werner's Legacy
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Phantom Bridge
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Standback
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Orion
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Werner's Legacy
 34
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, TR
Phantom Bridge
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Standback
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Orion
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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