Northern Point

The basalt rimrock of the Northern Point is the start of the exposed cliff areas on the eastern edge of the park that plunge to the river gorge below.

climber at the Northern Point at Smith Rock State ParkLocated at the turnaround area cul-de-sac of the parking area you couldn’t ask for an easier approach. It’s just .25 miles past the Welcome Center.

Top rope to the Practice Area below.

Or head down the Homestead Trail just to the left for 5 minutes to meet up with the short trail going to the base of these crack climbs.


Climbers at base of Northern Point at Smith Rock State ParkIt’s a great place for small classes.  Looking to get away from the crowds and escape the heat of the afternoon sun?

Definitely make a stop there.

From 5.8 to 5.13, everyone has a chance to check out their stuff on cracks.


Here’s some of the best:
(All are rated 3 star in Alan Watts’ Guidebook, with * noting a 4 star)

Handy Man  trad, gear to 2.5 inches, 1 pitch

Burn Baby, Burn 5.10a  trad, gear to 2.5 inches, 1 pitch
If I Ran the Circus 5.10b  trad, gear to 3 inches, 1 pitch

Woman in the Meadow 5.11a  sport, 5 bolts, 1 pitch
The Limbo 5.11a  sport, 6 bolts, 1 pitch

Torrid Zone 5.12a  sport, 5 bolts, 1 pitch
Shiva 5.12c  sport, 4 bolts, (optional gear to 1 inch), 1 pitch
Drill, Sarah, Drill 5.12d  sport, 4 bolts (optional gear to 2 inches), 1 pitch

Havana Smack 5.13a  sport, 4 bolts, 1 pitch
The Heathen 5.13a  sport, 5 bolts, 1 pitch


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Online resource for adventurers to Smith Rock State Park. Detailed information for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, slacklining and horseback riding.