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11 O'clock S 
4-Alarm Fire S 
5.8 Crack T 
Alien Pod S 
Bicycle Thief, The S 
Black Bear S 
Black Betty S 
Disappearing Hat Trick S 
Goat Meal S 
Head on a Silver Platypus S 
Hoppe Hill S 
Hungry Eyes S 
Hustle and Flow S 
Orbit S 
Rock-in My Sports Bra S 
Sleepwalker S 
Stingray S 
Team Trailer S 
What's the Point? S 

Pointless Crag Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,106'
Location: 43.60011, -111.64161 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jaren Watson on Jul 6, 2012
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Description 

A southwest facing basalt crag above the South Fork of the Snake River, Pointless saw development in the fall of 2011 by Dean and Heather Lords. With help from a few other locals, Dean put up a handful of short, fun routes. During the spring of 2012, Dean and Heather were at it again, quickly establishing about 10 additional lines. Routes at Pointless are remarkably varied. From short, obvious and moderate to long, deceptive and challenging, there is something for everyone. The rock has naturally cleaned up after a season of climbing and will continue to do so. However, the sudden removal of large blocks is still an issue so climbers and particularly belayers, be smart and don't stand in the fall zone.
Like the other areas nearby, one should always keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.
Park only in established parking and please pick up any trash, yours or otherwise.
A stick-clip is very handy for many of the routes here.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SAME ETIQUETTE THAT APPLIES ELSEWHERE APPLIES HERE. DO NOT TOP ROPE ON ANCHORS. I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF NEW PARTIES TO THE AREA TAKING LAPS ON THE FIXED ANCHORS. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY SPENT IN DEVELOPING OUR LOCAL CLIMBING AREAS. MINIMIZE WEAR AND TEAR BY TOP ROPING ON YOUR OWN GEAR. ONLY THE LAST CLIMBER OF THE GROUP SHOULD CLIMB OR LOWER ON ANCHORS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR CRAG!

Getting There 

Take the River Road (first right after Heise Rock) and follow it past Stinking Springs and Wolf Flats. Pointless is about a quarter mile past Wolf Flats.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.8 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pointless Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pointless Crag:
Team Trailer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hungry Eyes   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Bicycle Thief   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Head on a Silver Platypus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
11 O'clock   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
4-Alarm Fire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sleepwalker   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Orbit   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Goat Meal   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
What's the Point?   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black Bear   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Black Betty   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hustle and Flow   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Pointless Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam Perkins halfway up What's the Point?

What's the Point? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Idaho : East Idaho : Pointless Crag
Overhung and balancy for the first half. Hidden pockets to pull the roof. Finish on fun finger crack. There is a bolt next to the crack, but it also protects nicely with gear. Bound to be an area classic; this is an excellent route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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