All Posts by rock climbing Keyword

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Climbing and Brownies

It has been a solid year since I last went rock climbing. A part of me wonders, if I haven't gone for a year maybe I don't enjoy it as much as I thought I did? Surely I would have made more of an effort to climb if I liked it a ton.                                     ...

+4 4 votes

Cascades Rock

Blake Herrington has created a book called Cascades Rock which is published and for sale this month. The book covers everything from popular roadside climbs to never-repeated alpine adventures. Blake's hope is to include every good rock-centric long climb in the range, at any grade and of any age. This includes driving, hiking, camping, descent, and gear information for each climb.

+10 10 votes

Washington Pass Climbing

With its rock domes and its sharp granite needles, Washington Pass is the closest thing our state has to the Bugaboos or Chamonix. This post will link you to online resources to climb classic routes on the Wine Spires, Liberty Bell, Early Winters Spires, Silver Star, Cutthroat, and more.
+2 2 votes

Mount Hull Climbing Guide

The SW face of Mt Hull is a huge area with many distinct cliffs and potential for thousands of routes. Read on for route beta and access info.

+8 8 votes

Springtime Climbing in the Okanogan

With winter quickly receding, the rock in the Okanogan country is ready to climb. When is the best time to climb Okanogan rock? Now... in spring before the snakes come out of hibernation. Where is the best place to climb? Find out here.

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Climbing Rattlesnake Rock (Tumwater Canyon)

When it warms up again and you are looking for shady climbing, consider a trip up to Rattlesnake Rock in the Tumwater Canyon. The rock is clean and steep with a multitude of small edge holds that offer classic face climbing. The route is described here by Charlie Hickenbottom. 
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Prime Rib of Goat

Prime Rib, an 11-pitch rock climbing route on Goat Wall near Mazama, is outside our normal territory but we've included it because its unusual qualities make it a must-do route for Central Washington rock climbers. This guidebook information was first posted in 2009 but locals who have climbed recently agree this is a worthy route.


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Between a Rock and a Long Fall

 Like a fish, hungry for outdoor sports, I eagerly took the bait when he offered to take me rock climbing.  He’d been climbing for decades and it seemed foolish to pass up the lesson he was offering me.  Having only a few climbing experiences under my belt, I wanted to learn more about this bizarre sport.