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Routes in Suicide Point

A Cry For Help S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Apocalyptic Lapse Rate T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blue Steel S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Painless S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stormbringer S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Wind Drinker S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Elevation: 9,300 ft
GPS: 42.8, -108.939 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jikimika Dinglehoffer on Sep 9, 2012
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

Suicide point is Lander's highest and most alpine sport crag, and one of it's most dramatic in aesthetics and climbing style. Deeply weathered and twisted dolomite rises in steep faces, bulges, roofs, and prows. The iconic 'hatchet blade' of Wind Drinker dominates the skyline.

To the southeast, the cliffband continues intermittently and joins the Baldwin Creek Cliff a couple miles down-canyon

The wind and sun here can be intense, but summer temps are nearly always good. Potential thunderstorms are easy to see in the western sky. Small storms occasionally blow by, and usually end in the time it takes you to tie in and put shoes on.

The climbing and the approach are well described in Steve Bechtel's 'Lander Rock Climbs' (2011)

Getting There

Drive: From Lander, drive Baldwin Creek Road until, at mile 5.5, it becomes dirt while a paved bend to the left will be Squaw creek road. Continue on dirt. Follow Shoshone Lake Road as it threads behind red butte, up the switchbacked sagebrush incline, into the wooded foothills, and past the parking for the Baldwin Creek Cliff. After about 10 miles of dirt road, much of which is loose and unimproved, the road goes downhill, then back uphill, and forks left before a saddle. The 'hatchet blade' prow should be visible, and a rutted road will take you to a flat parking spot on the ridge below the cliffs. 50 minutes from Lander.

A 4wd vehicle is necessary. The Shoshone Lake Road supposedly opens on June 1st and closes on November 15th, but due to snow conditions and wildlife closures, the gate is often shut for much longer.

Hike: Uphill for 5 minutes, the trail leads to the base of the prow with Wind Drinker

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Classic Climbing Routes at Suicide Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Painless
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wind Drinker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Painless 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wind Drinker 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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