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Elevation: 1,251 ft 381 m
GPS: 47.82537, -121.5584
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Shared By: sqwirll on Jun 10, 2009 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

This cliff overlooks town, and is topped with a wide flat lookout area, complete with flagpole. It has good quality, varied climbing. Many pitches end at treed ledges, offering some shade on hot days. The large ledges often have several routes or variations, independent of routes from the ground.

Routes range from 1-10 pitches, with more friction-slab-type climbing on the Apron (east, right) side, and steeper crack lines on the West Side (left). The longest route traverses the wall while reaching the flagpole.

(a) West Side: From Duck Wall's right side (a waterfall in winter) to the Bobcat Cringe

(b) Central Area: From Hitaga to Sisara

(c) Apron: From Tiger Lily to the LOP gully

(d) Flagpole: A distinct block at the apex. A flagpole with rock carving are on top.

Getting There Suggest change

Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the UTW. Near the start of the left curve in the tracks, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail, past the large boulder (roughly half-way point), taking a right at the first fork (a T-junction). The next turnoff on the right goes to Private Idaho. Continue up and left to the headwall of the gully, then take the trail going up and right. Lookout Point cliff is now just above you, and Private Idaho just below. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min.

Getting Down From the Top

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If you top out on routes from Solitude to the west, the easiest way down is to rap the route you came up on or one further west. 

If you reach the flagpole, you can walk down the gully just to the east (between LO Point and Planet Index) or rap down. 

Rapping down from this end is easiest taking option 1 below: 

1) Start at the anchor at the base of the handcrack on the summit block ("Ted Nugent is No Joke" (10)). You need to walk along the ledge just below the Flagpole summit block to reach this anchor. Use a 70 m rope and rap down to Jello ledge, then rap to Jolly P ledge, then rap to the ground, ending at the base of Stars and Bad Reputation. 

2) You can also rap down Law and Order, though presently the first rap anchor is the tree (or flake) at the end of Dimples (just below 'Cause I got High). Then rap from the anchor above Black Rock (a few feet down and east of the Red Tile Camp), then rap down Law & Order. The last rap doesn't reach the ground, but if you rap from the L & O anchor, you will reach a ledge about 30' up that has a handline. (You can also rap off the east end of L & O ledge down to Lily Ledge, then do a final rap to the ground.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lookout 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
 30
All the Fallen Stars, Picked Up,…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 140
Peanuts To Serve You
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Say When
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Law and Order
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Sweet Nuthin
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Steel Pulse
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
The Alpinist's Secret Handjam
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 134
An Act of Strange Boar
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 43
And Say
Trad, TR 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Money
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 17
Solitude
Trad 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
The Golden Age of Ballooning
Trad, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Bobcat Cringe
Trad 2 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
You Can Cool Jack Robinson
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
‘Cause I Got High
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All the Fallen Stars, Picke… (c) Apron Area
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Peanuts To Serve You (a) W Side > (G) Bowling-to-Cringe
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Say When (a) W Side > (E) The Velvet
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Law and Order (b) Central Area
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sweet Nuthin (a) W Side > (E) The Velvet
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Steel Pulse (c) Apron Area
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Alpinist's Secret Handjam (a) W Side > (E) The Velvet
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
An Act of Strange Boar (b) Central Area
 134
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
And Say (a) W Side > (E) The Velvet
 43
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR 5 pitches
Money (b) Central Area
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Solitude (a) W Side > (G) Bowling-to-Cringe
 17
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
The Golden Age of Ballooning (a) W Side > (E) The Velvet
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Bobcat Cringe (a) W Side > (G) Bowling-to-Cringe
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 2 pitches
You Can Cool Jack Robinson (a) W Side > (G) Bowling-to-Cringe
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
‘Cause I Got High (d) Flagpole Block
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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