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Afro Monkey 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Duck Wall 7 / 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Hag Crag 3 / 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Lookout Point 20 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Private Idaho 18 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Rattletale Wall 13 / 4 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 18
Red Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Zappa Wall 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 1,181 ft
GPS: 47.825, -121.559 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 3, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

Description

These are the walls closest to town, essentially in front view when driving across the bridge into town, but all involve at least 20-min of hiking. The rock quality and type are similar to that at the Lower Town Wall and Lower Lump, but the area has a greater fraction of moderate routes.

Here, you can find steep cracks and corners, steep face, as well as low-angle crack and slabs.

The rock sections and walls are separated by forest, and thus offer opportunities for shade on a sunny day. Go here for nice cracks, corners, thin faces, slabs, and knobs. The top of Lookout Point is an excellent picnic spot with views to Gunn, Baring, Index, and Persis.
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Getting There

Park in town. Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the Upper Town Walls. About 200 yards down, on the right and in the middle of the curve, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail and past the large boulder (roughly half-way point). At the T-junction, go left for Rattletale and right for the other walls. If you go right, the next turnoff on the right goes to Private Idaho and Hag Crag. For other crags, continue up and left to the headwall of the gully. At this point, go up and right for Lookout Point, and left for Duck Wall. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min to reach most of these walls.

To get to the top of Lookout Point, take one of the trails to the right side of either Private Idaho or Lookout Point, then follow the steep trail up the gully.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lookout Point Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wild Turkey
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Senior Citizens in Space
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Battered Sandwich
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Peanuts To Serve You
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wet Dream
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Magic Fern
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chasin' the Lizard
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Law and Order
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rattletale
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Spineless
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
An Act of Strange Boar
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
The Amphibian
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
The Orangutan
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Endless Skies
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bobcat Cringe
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wild Turkey Private Idaho 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Senior Citizens in Space Private Idaho 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Battered Sandwich Private Idaho 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Peanuts To Serve You Lookout Point 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wet Dream Private Idaho 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Magic Fern Private Idaho 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chasin' the Lizard Rattletale Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Law and Order Lookout Point 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rattletale Rattletale Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Spineless Private Idaho 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
An Act of Strange Boar Lookout Point 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Amphibian Rattletale Wall 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Orangutan Rattletale Wall 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Endless Skies Duck Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bobcat Cringe Lookout Point 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 2 pitches
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Aaron O
Seattle, WA
Aaron O   Seattle, WA
Great info. Thanks Jon! Jul 1, 2015
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
The simplest would be the Velvet Pedestal, if that last pitch has been cleaned up.

Or, do Steel Pulse to the end, traverse left to the base of "A Hatch". Belay near the v-thread anchor, and go up and right on a 5.9 face-to crack pitch. This last pitch is that on "Lookout Point Direct" (LPD), which hasn't been posted yet.

Others have done Strange Boar -> Frenchwoman -> Black Rock -> last pitch of LPD as above. You can skip the first two by doing Law and Order instead.

Another link-up would be Below Lissen to Hitaga. At the top of Hitaga, traverse off left, and scramble up to the belay for the last pitch of Solitude. Finish on Solitude. Jun 28, 2015
Aaron O
Seattle, WA
Aaron O   Seattle, WA
Does anyone know of pitches that can be linked together that go to the top of Lookout Point that are no harder than 11a? Jun 28, 2015

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