What's The Point?
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Routes in The Northeast Point
|Blackbeard's Revenge S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Chicken of the Sea S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Devil Wears Flippers, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Holy Huecos Bat Wo-Man S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|No Problem Mon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Porcupine Named Fluffy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Porpoise Christi S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Renegade S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Shiver Me Timbers S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Spermy the Whale S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Throwin' the Tortuga S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Walkin' The Plank S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|What's The Point? S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|FA:||George Brackseik, 1995|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Jun 13, 2009|
DescriptionAs this route is the easiest on the point, it is where many people start, including us. Dropping down toward the ocean for the first time is a spectacular experience. Watch this climb when the sea is rough! Although this is also discussed in the guide, I did not heed the warning as well as I should have! As I was awaiting my partner after rappelling down to the anchors, I was hit by sea spray once and at another point a wave came right up and soaked my feet and climbing shoes! I had my partner build the anchor a couple of bolts higher than the intended belay and this worked well.
For someone climbing at their limit this route may feel somewhat run-out in a few sections. The climb starts with a few easier moves and then the route gets steep. Pull a few overhung moves with good holds. After the crux the route eases and becomes less than vertical, and the rock becomes sharp at the top.