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Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering

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Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Location: 48.44993, -122.62016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Chinchen on Aug 24, 2009
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Mt Erie from the air.

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Description 

Mt Erie and the surrounding city forest land is hiding a surprising amount of good bouldering on free standing rocks and small cliff bands. There are also other hidden areas scattered around Fidalgo Island waiting to be cleaned.
There have been just a few spots developed so far. Dallas Kloke has published several guides to area bouldering but they are out of print. If you know of any bouldering on Fidalgo Island or any history concerning bouldering in the Anacortes area please feel free to add it here.
These areas are sort of adventure bouldering as of right now. Dirty toputs, moss, blackberry bushes and steep hillsides are the norm. On the bright side, Anacortes enjoys better than average weather for the area, especially in the spring and fall.
I want it to be clear that the names and grades I give are just placeholders until more information surfaces. Also the grades are what I feel is accurate but are also subject to change.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering:
Donkey Punch   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'    The Goliath Boulder
Giant Slayer   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'    The Goliath Boulder
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Featured Route For Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: A sequence of the climb.

The Gates of Ekron V5 6C  WA : Northwest Region : ... : The Goliath Boulder
Start under the right side of the overhanging uphill face of the Goliath Boulder. Go straight up using slots, side pulls and gastons from a squat. A tricky and dynamic move to bad holds around the lip guards the transition from the overhang to the slab above, or maybe you can find a better way). Surmount the slopey bulge using small crimps and side pulls and work up the small vertical side pulls on the slab to the top. An overlooked and hidden but obvious hold brought the send. Really really fu...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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