Clamshell Cave Rock Climbing
Clamshell Cave hosts a variety of moderate climbs, including some enjoyable moderate cracks. Most of the lines are either trad lines or require trad gear. It is easily possible to toprope most of the lines by scrambling around the right side of the crag. Most routes end at bolted anchors. The hangers on the anchors seem to come and go, a definite nuisance since options for gear at the top of the crag aren't great. Be prepared to use the anchor on a neighboring route.
Park 5.4 miles up Icicle creek canyon and look for a trail on the north side of the road. A well travelled and sometimes braided trail reaches the base of the crag in 10-15 minutes.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Clamshell Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Clamshell Cave:
GRTC 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Shrimp Salad 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WA
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The far right line on Clamshell Cave. Climb a crack behind a tree, heading up and right. At the top, break left up an easy diagonal ramp until it is possible to climb easy ground over the headwall to the ledge with the anchors. Alternatively, a direct bolted finish over the bulge exists. This thin two bolt variation feels like challenging 5.10c/d slab. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Jun 21, 2007
The anchors on this crag have hangers, but (strangely) no quicklinks for lowering. I have seen ropes get stuck when people attempt to pull them after rappelling, necessitating a hike around to the top of the crag. If anyone is so inclined, adding quicklinks to the anchors would be a nice improvement to the area.