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Lookout Point Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8251, -121.5587 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 4, 2013
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Evening view from Lookout Point (May 2017).

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Description 

These are the walls closest to town. The rock quality and variety are similar to those at the Lower Town Wall and Lower Lump, but the area has a greater fraction of moderate routes. Go there for nice cracks, corners, thin faces, slabs, and knobs. The top of Lookout Point is an excellent picnic spot.

Getting There 

Park in town. Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the Upper Town Walls. Near the start of the left bend in the tracks, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail, 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. Continue up and left to the headwall of the gully. Go up and right for Lookout Point, and left for Duck Wall. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min to reach any of the walls.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Lookout Point Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lookout Point Area:
Wild Turkey   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Private Idaho
Senior Citizens in Space   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Private Idaho
Battered Sandwich   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Private Idaho
Peanuts To Serve You   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lookout Point
Wet Dream   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Private Idaho
Chasin' the Lizard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Rattletale Wall
Magic Fern   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Private Idaho
Law and Order   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 120'   Lookout Point
The Snake   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Rattletale Wall
Rattletale   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Rattletale Wall
A Ship Called Black Rock   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   Lookout Point
Baby Tapir   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lookout Point
Spineless   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Private Idaho
An Act of Strange Boar   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lookout Point
900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl Taken to Ocean Shores   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Private Idaho
The Amphibian    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Rattletale Wall
The Orangutan    5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   Rattletale Wall
I am in top a shader   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Private Idaho
Solitude   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches   Lookout Point
Bobcat Cringe   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Lookout Point
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900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl Taken to Ocean Shores 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Washington : Index : ... : Private Idaho
Starts to the left of "The prairie fire that wanders" and "Eraserhead", at a slightly elevated region behind an old stump. A few moves on a flake lead to a steep, sustained headwall with bolts. The crux is not a single move, but rather the pumpy sequence to the third bolt. Being flexible can help here. Though originally rated 10c, the route has been known to stop solid 5.11 climbers. A chained anchor lies at the top. One can rap with a single 60-m rope.From the anchor, one can do a short bit of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Aaron O
From: Seattle, WA
Jun 28, 2015
Does anyone know of pitches that can be linked together that go to the top of Lookout Point that are no harder than 11a?
By Jon Nelson
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From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 28, 2015
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.
By Aaron O
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 1, 2015
Great info. Thanks Jon!

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