Description

The areas that line the top of the canyon above the Lower Gorge and below all the tuff hold a few gems. These areas are usually only climbed by classes looking to set up top ropes but there are also some great leads to be had. The area consists of The Practice Area, The Northern Point, and The Student Wall

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on the rim of the basalt canyons.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Basalt Rimrock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Handy Man
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Thumper
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Virgin Slayer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Morning Dew
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Passing Grade
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Burn Baby, Burn
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
If I Ran the Circus
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Llamas on the Lam
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Woman In The Meadow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Limbo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Drilling Zona
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Embryonic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Torrid Zone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Shiva
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
The Heathen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Handy Man Northern Point > Right Side
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Thumper Northern Point > Right Center
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Virgin Slayer Student Wall > Textbooks
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Morning Dew Northern Point > Left Side
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Passing Grade Student Wall > Reproductive Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Burn Baby, Burn Northern Point > Left Side
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
If I Ran the Circus Northern Point > Left Side
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Llamas on the Lam Northern Point > Right Side
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Woman In The Meadow Northern Point > Left Side
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Limbo Northern Point > Left Side
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Drilling Zona Student Wall > Reproductive Wall
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Embryonic Student Wall > Reproductive Wall
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Torrid Zone Northern Point > Left Side
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiva Northern Point > Left Side
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Heathen Northern Point > Left Side
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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