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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.
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.
19 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
Rock-in My Sports Bra 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Bicycle Thief 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
11 O'clock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Head on a Silver Platypus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Disappearing Hat Trick 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
Goat Meal 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Orbit 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
What's the Point? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Black Betty 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Black Bear 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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What's the Point? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c ID : 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 ID
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