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.

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Wild Turkey
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 233
Senior Citizens in Space
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 109
Battered Sandwich
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Peanuts To Serve You
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 56
Wet Dream
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Magic Fern
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Chasin' the Lizard
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Law and Order
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
The Snake
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 174
Rattletale
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 47
An Act of Strange Boar
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 52
Spineless
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
The Amphibian
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
The Orangutan
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Bobcat Cringe
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wild Turkey Private Idaho
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Senior Citizens in Space Private Idaho
 233
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Battered Sandwich Private Idaho
 109
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Peanuts To Serve You Lookout Point
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wet Dream Private Idaho
 56
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Magic Fern Private Idaho
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chasin' the Lizard Rattletale Wall
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Law and Order Lookout Point
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Snake Rattletale Wall
 15
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Rattletale Rattletale Wall
 174
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
An Act of Strange Boar Lookout Point
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Spineless Private Idaho
 52
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Amphibian Rattletale Wall
 28
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Orangutan Rattletale Wall
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Bobcat Cringe Lookout Point
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 2 pitches
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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
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, 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
Great info. Thanks Jon! Jul 1, 2015