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Areas in Northern Point

Left Side 5 / 13 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Right Center 6 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Right Side 7 / 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10

Description

The Northern Point consists of short (by Smith standards) basalt walls with a variety of cracks and bolted routes. There's a pretty good selection of short easy trad leads and topropes can be set up from above with little trouble.

One of the best things about this area is that it is in the shade for much of the afternoon, especially on the left side. This is a welcome change from the baking temperatures of the main areas or the basalt across the river.

This area is split into the (climber's) Right side and (climber's) Left side with the approach scramble dividing the two.

Getting There

From the parking lot turnaround follow the well-used trail north to the rim. There's a break in the cliff with an easy 3rd class scramble down to the base of the cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northern Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Lean Cuisine
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Handy Man
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Double Time
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Jersey Shore
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Thumper
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Burn Baby, Burn
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Morning Dew
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
If I Ran the Circus
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Llamas on the Lam
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 55
Woman In The Meadow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Limbo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Torrid Zone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Shiva
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Havana Smack
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
The Heathen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lean Cuisine Right Center
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Handy Man Right Side
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Double Time Right Side
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Jersey Shore Right Center
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Thumper Right Center
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Burn Baby, Burn Left Side
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Morning Dew Left Side
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
If I Ran the Circus Left Side
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Llamas on the Lam Right Side
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Woman In The Meadow Left Side
 55
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Limbo Left Side
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Torrid Zone Left Side
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiva Left Side
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Havana Smack Left Side
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Heathen Left Side
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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