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Comes in Quartz T 
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Rise Pumpkin Rise T 
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Tilt T,S 

K Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Location: 47.81867, -121.57402 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mark Goodro on Jul 12, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Topo for K-Cliff routes (Darryl Cramer, 8/2011)

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South-facing cliff with routes from 5.7 to 5.11c. Less steep than the Lower-Town Wall and more featured, with most routes involving both crack- and face-climbing techniques. It's a nice place to hang out (the base is flat and open) and do moderate routes. An added plus is that the approach is relatively short.

Getting There 

Take the trail west from the Lower Town Wall towards the Inner Town Walls. When you are almost on top of the little stream, look for the wall to the North (your right). One short trail goes to the right side of the cliff (through some small boulders), another trail further up goes to the left end of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in K Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for K Cliff:
Special K   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
CF Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Rise Pumpkin Rise   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 75'   
Tilt   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For K Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux at the bottom of Comes in quartz, 5.10.

Comes in Quartz 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WA : Index : ... : K Cliff
Crimp up the fun dike past 2 bolts. After clipping the second bolt, leave the dike and climb directly up the face above and mantel onto a ledge. Fish in a small stopper behind the horn. From here, you have two options - go up and right past a bulge where you can get a good .75 inch cam and pull up onto a stance, or trend up and left across the face and follow a small corner up and right to the same stance. The first option has better gear and harder moves. The second option, although easier...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By T. Miller
From: MT
Aug 21, 2011
Regarding the description above: in the past, this crag was neglected and usually dirty - mainly due to tree branches that came too close to the wall. Recently, this crag received some much needed care - many of the routes have been recleaned and some of the branches, etc that kept this crag shady and grimey have been removed. It feels like a new, much better place.
By Rafe
Aug 21, 2011
Lets see some pics
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Apr 28, 2013
The new trail to this cliff is really nice. A work party in 2012 fixed up the section between Knob Job and K-Cliff, where the trail used to be a root grab.

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