Elevation: 783 ft
GPS: 46.605, -117.359 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: B DeMers on Aug 23, 2020
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

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. 

Getting There

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

Area Layout

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Granite Point Roped

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Layback Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Ephemeral Arete
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Subterfuge
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 7
Pendulum/Papa Pigscruck
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Rotten Crack
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Dreamscape
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Insecurity Issues
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Hand Over Hand
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Pieta
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Razorblades
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Layback Crack
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Ephemeral Arete
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Subterfuge
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Pendulum/Papa Pigscruck
 7
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Rotten Crack
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dreamscape
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Insecurity Issues
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Hand Over Hand
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pieta
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Razorblades
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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