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Elevation: 2,826 ft 861 m
GPS: 44.37272, -121.13497
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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 Suggest change

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
 29
Lean Cuisine
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
Handy Man
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Morning Dew
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Thumper
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Burn Baby, Burn
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Llamas on the Lam
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
If I Ran the Circus
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 46
Metamorphic Dawning
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 128
Woman In The Meadow
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 43
Limbo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
Torrid Zone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Shiva
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 12
Havana Smack
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
The Heathen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lean Cuisine Right Side
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Handy Man Right Side
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Morning Dew Left Side
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Thumper Right Side
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Burn Baby, Burn Left Side
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Llamas on the Lam Right Side
 53
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
If I Ran the Circus Left Side
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Metamorphic Dawning Left Side
 46
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Woman In The Meadow Left Side
 128
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Limbo Left Side
 43
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
[Redacted] Left Side
 32
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Torrid Zone Left Side
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiva Left Side
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Havana Smack Left Side
 12
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Heathen Left Side
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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