Elevation: 5,106 ft
GPS: 43.60011, -111.64161
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Description

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

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Pointless Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Team Trailer
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 55
Hungry Eyes
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Rock-in My Sports Bra
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Head on a Silver Platypus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Disappearing Hat Trick
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
The Bicycle Thief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
11 O'clock
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
4-Alarm Fire
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Stingray
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 32
Sleepwalker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Goat Meal
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Orbit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
What's the Point?
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 23
Black Bear
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Black Betty
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Team Trailer
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hungry Eyes
 55
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Rock-in My Sports Bra
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Head on a Silver Platypus
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Disappearing Hat Trick
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Bicycle Thief
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
11 O'clock
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
4-Alarm Fire
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stingray
 27
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Sleepwalker
 32
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Goat Meal
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Orbit
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
What's the Point?
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Black Bear
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Betty
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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