Lookout Point Rock Climbing
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This cliff overlooks town, and is topped with a wide flat lookout area, complete with flagpole. It has good quality, varied climbing. Many pitches end at treed ledges, offering some shade on hot days. Routes range from 1-5 pitches, with more friction-slab-type climbing on the right side, and steeper crack lines on the left.
Hike down the railroad tracks from town, heading towards the UTW. Near the start of the left curve in the tracks, take the footbridge on the right. Hike up the trail, past the large boulder (roughly half-way point), taking a right at the first fork (a T-junction). The next turnoff on the right goes to Private Idaho. Continue up and left to the headwall of the gully, then take the trail going up and right. Lookout Point cliff is now just above you, and Private Idaho just below. At a moderate pace, it takes about 20-25 min.
Climbing Season For the Lookout Point Area area.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lookout Point
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lookout Point:
Baby Tapir 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Solitude 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, 5 pitches
A Hatch 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Featured Route For Lookout Point
Law and Order 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WA
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Long corner system to the right of Rice Krispies and Spit. Pitch 1 starts with face climbing on large holds (~20', and in need of cleaning as of 4/2012). Then one enters an incut, bolt-protected, right-leaning corner (~9+/10a). See the bottom red arrow in the picture. About 30' up the corner, the corner system splits into two. The original route went up the shallower left corner (~5.9) (next red arrow), which then traversed back into the right corner at a bolt (5.10) (see 3rd red arrow in photo)...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of Lookout Point (view from town) BtB = ...