Elevation: 2,826 ft
GPS: 44.373, -121.135 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Sep 25, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Kevin MP, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Handy Man
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Thumper
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Morning Dew
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Burn Baby, Burn
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Llamas on the Lam
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
If I Ran the Circus
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Metamorphic Dawning
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 112
Woman In The Meadow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Limbo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
[Redacted]
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Lamoidian Power Dance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 55
Torrid Zone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 18
Shiva
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Havana Smack
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
The Heathen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Handy Man Right Side
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Thumper Right Side
 25
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Morning Dew Left Side
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Burn Baby, Burn Left Side
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Llamas on the Lam Right Side
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
If I Ran the Circus Left Side
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Metamorphic Dawning Left Side
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Woman In The Meadow Left Side
 112
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Limbo Left Side
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
[Redacted] Left Side
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lamoidian Power Dance Left Side
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Torrid Zone Left Side
 55
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiva Left Side
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Havana Smack Left Side
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Heathen Left Side
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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