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Northern Point Rock Climbing 

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The Northern Point consists of short (by Smith standards) basalt walls with a variety of cracks and bolted routes. There's a pretty good selection of short easy trad leads and topropes can be set up from above with little trouble.

One of the best things about this area is that it is in the shade for much of the afternoon, especially on the left side. This is a welcome change from the baking temperatures of the main areas or the basalt across the river.

This area is split into the (climber's) Right side and (climber's) Left side with the approach scramble dividing the two.

Getting There 

From the parking lot turnaround follow the well-used trail north to the rim. There's a break in the cliff with an easy 3rd class scramble down to the base of the cliffs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northern Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northern Point:
Lean Cuisine   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Right Center
Block Head   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch   Right Center
Handy Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Right Side
Double Time   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Right Side
Jersey Shore   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 35'   Right Center
Meat Grinder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Right Center
Thumper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Right Center
Morning Dew   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Left Side
Burn Baby, Burn   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Left Side
If I Ran the Circus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Left Side
Llamas on the Lam   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Right Side
Flower Power   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Left Side
Woman In The Meadow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   Left Side
Limbo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Left Side
Torrid Zone   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Left Side
Havana Smack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   Left Side
The Heathen   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   Left Side
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