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Big Rock  


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Submitted By: nelsonthad on Oct 16, 2011
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Description 

Fun Moderate sport and trad routes only a half hour drive from WWU. Rock type is very similar to Oyster dome but the approach is only 10 minutes.

Getting There 

Take Exit 227 off I-5. Head east on College Way 3.7 miles. Take hwy 9 south .2 miles. Park in the pull out on the left. Trail starts directly across the hwy from pullout. See overview picture for trail details.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Rock:
The DT Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lazarus 5.9   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Valley of Bones   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Photos of Big Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo
Big Rock Overview
BETA PHOTO: Big Rock Overview
Gladys's Blouse area
BETA PHOTO: Gladys's Blouse area
My kids Playing around on top of Big Rock.
My kids Playing around on top of Big Rock.
Shroud of Turin 5.10a
Shroud of Turin 5.10a
Brian on West Nile Virus 5.10b/c
Brian on West Nile Virus 5.10b/c
Daniel on Lazarus 5.9
Daniel on Lazarus 5.9
View toward the East from the top of Big Rock. Anc...
View toward the East from the top of Big Rock. Anc...
Graydon O. on Lazarus 5.9
Graydon O. on Lazarus 5.9
My kids relaxing. Just over the rock behind them a...
My kids relaxing. Just over the rock behind them a...

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By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 26, 2012
This crag is just outside of Burlington/Mount Vernon about a half hour South of Bellingham.
By dbaggens
Jul 5, 2012
This is probably the closest crag to Bellingham other than the few around Larrabee. The approach is very easy and the routes are moderate, beginning at 5.6 to 5.10. Great place for beginner lead. Enjoyable views and fun afternoon climbing option. Consider checking out the Big Rock Cafe afterward - haven't tried the "fatass burger" (donuts instead of buns) but have tried many of their other satisfying grub.
By wakaranai
From: Mount Vernon, WA
Nov 7, 2012
Checked it out today, looks fun guys. Looking forward to climbing the routes soon!
By Alex Mitchell
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 6, 2013
Cool climbing area if you are bored after work. Base area could use some trail work. Its a bit scary in spots.