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Routes in Pointless Crag

11 O'clock S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
4-Alarm Fire S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
5.8 Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Alien Pod S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bicycle Thief, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Bear S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Betty S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Disappearing Hat Trick S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Goat Meal S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Head on a Silver Platypus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hoppe Hill S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hungry Eyes S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Hustle and Flow S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Orbit S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rock-in My Sports Bra S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleepwalker S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stingray S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Team Trailer S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
What's the Point? S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Elevation: 5,106 ft
GPS: 43.6, -111.642 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jaren Watson on Jul 6, 2012
Admins: Mike Engle
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Description [Suggest Change]

A southwest facing basalt crag above the South Fork of the Snake River, Pointless saw development in the fall of 2011 by Dean and Heather Lords. With help from a few other locals, Dean put up a handful of short, fun routes. During the spring of 2012, Dean and Heather were at it again, quickly establishing about 10 additional lines. Routes at Pointless are remarkably varied. From short, obvious and moderate to long, deceptive and challenging, there is something for everyone. The rock has naturally cleaned up after a season of climbing and will continue to do so. However, the sudden removal of large blocks is still an issue so climbers and particularly belayers, be smart and don't stand in the fall zone.
Like the other areas nearby, one should always keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.
Park only in established parking and please pick up any trash, yours or otherwise.
A stick-clip is very handy for many of the routes here.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SAME ETIQUETTE THAT APPLIES ELSEWHERE APPLIES HERE. DO NOT TOP ROPE ON ANCHORS. I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF NEW PARTIES TO THE AREA TAKING LAPS ON THE FIXED ANCHORS. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY SPENT IN DEVELOPING OUR LOCAL CLIMBING AREAS. MINIMIZE WEAR AND TEAR BY TOP ROPING ON YOUR OWN GEAR. ONLY THE LAST CLIMBER OF THE GROUP SHOULD CLIMB OR LOWER ON ANCHORS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR CRAG!

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Take the River Road (first right after Heise Rock) and follow it past Stinking Springs and Wolf Flats. Pointless is about a quarter mile past Wolf Flats.

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FYI: the top of the cliff is part of the Stinking Springs closure between November 15th till April 30th. So, during that time, hiking to the top to set top ropes is illegal and top ropes can only be set on lead. Climb on and let’s keep access open! Mar 12, 2018
Fantastic crag. Steep, pumpy, great movement on solid rock. The bolting is really well done. Spectacular setting with the snake river flowing nearby. The route developers have done a great job here. There is still a ton of potential to ad more routes which I’m sure will occur. With its West facing direction one can avoid the heat of the day with an early start. Apr 22, 2018

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