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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
Elevation: 2,826 ft
GPS: 44.373, -121.135 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Sep 25, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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
Lean Cuisine
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Handy Man
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jersey Shore
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thumper
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morning Dew
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Burn Baby, Burn
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
If I Ran the Circus
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Llamas on the Lam
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Flower Power
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Woman In The Meadow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Limbo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Torrid Zone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shiva
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Havana Smack
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
The Heathen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lean Cuisine Right Center 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Handy Man Right Side 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Jersey Shore Right Center 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Thumper Right Center 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Morning Dew Left Side 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Burn Baby, Burn Left Side 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
If I Ran the Circus Left Side 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Llamas on the Lam Right Side 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Flower Power Left Side 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, TR
Woman In The Meadow Left Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Limbo Left Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Torrid Zone Left Side 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiva Left Side 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Havana Smack Left Side 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Heathen Left Side 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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