Granite Point Roped Rock Climbing
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Granite point roped consists of at least 18 sport routes, 4 obvious trad/mixed routes, and ample and easy-to-access anchors for top-rope options. The closeness of some of the sport routes, random availability of potential gear placements, and numerous top-rope anchors also allows for variations, link-ups, or what have you.
From Lewiston/Clarkston head about 28 miles northwest on Wawawai rd/Highway 193, about 35 minutes.
From Pullman, head west out of town to the intersection of Wawawai rd, Highway 194, and Highway 195. Take Highway 194 to Wawawai/Pullman road, continuing straight. At the stop sign, turn right onto Wawawai Grade rd down to Wawawai rd and the river. Continue a few miles to the crag, about 20 miles and 30 minutes total.
From Moscow, the quickest way is through Pullman on Highway 270, about 30 miles and 40 minutes. Through Lewiston is about 60 miles and 70 minutes.
From Colfax, take 195 to Pullman, about 30 miles and 35 minutes
The area can be split into 4 distinct sections, the 5.5 block, the Madness wall, the moderates wall, and the Insecurity slab.
The first four climbs are on the 5.5 block book-ended by the 5.5 crack and Layback Crack. There are 3 sets of anchors above the 4 climbs.
The Madness wall goes from Subterfuge, just to the right of the arete, to Ballscatcher, left and above the large dislodged boulder. The anchors for Subterfuge and Razorblades are climbers right from the Layback Crack chains, Madness Among Us anchors are on the cliff but can be rappeled to, and 2 more sets of anchors on the very top.
The moderate wall goes from Hand Over Hand, the bolted line to the right of the dislodged boulder, to Dreamscape, the last bolted line on the large face. All the routes can be accessed by 8 or 9 anchors at the cliff top.
The Insecurity slab is on the northwest section of the cliff right by the road. The 1 set of anchors on top can be accessed from any other side of the slab.
All anchors are set back from the cliff edge to some degree and would benefit from webbing or correlate to extend over the cliff edge. Some climbs also have anchors on the cliff face, but the majority needed to be topped out to reach the anchors.
Classic Climbing Routes at Granite Point Roped
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