Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: JS, KW, Sept. 2014
Page Views: 320 total · 5/month
Shared By: John Steiger on Sep 12, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Hop Rising Point climbs the pinnacle-looking feature about 150 feet further up the scree and boulder field from the base on Vector Madness Wall. It’'s actually the southern terminus of another fin of rock, just to the north and a bit west of the Geezer Wall/Vector Madness fin, but the best way to find it is to go to the base of Vector Madness Wall and continue uphill until it comes into sight -- —just look for what appears to be a pinnacle with a distinctly smooth summit face broken by a right leaning crack.

The route starts just right of a nice-looking fist crack on the left side of the formation, surmounting a bulge to get established on the face above. Continue up the face staying just right of the left margin to an overhanging crack. Turn the overhang with a jam or two, and continue up the smooth face above linking weaknesses to the final bear hug moves to the summit. A little more cleaning should make this three stars.


To reach Hop Rising Point, continue up the switchbacks from the base area for Vector Madness and its neighbors, past the short path to the Wall of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, then hop up some boulders on the left side of a fin to the base of the pinnacle.  Just before reaching the pinnacle, a trail will branch off left that goes to the upper sector of Disciple Ridge; don't take it.  To descend Hop Rising, third class down to the west.


Standard trad rack, maybe supplemented with some microcams. Belay just behind the summit from gear.