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Raccoon Cove Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.9085, -91.5084 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Bill McKirgan, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: moss1956 on Apr 17, 2009  with updates from Paul Cartwright

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It is a highly featured piece of rock about 30 feet tall.

Getting There 

Walk up river from the parking lot, past Outlook, past the little stone bridge, up the hill and down the way about 50 yards. From the trail it looks like an outcropping with a dying tree with two stems on it.
Walk down and around to get in front.
It looks like Darth Vader's helmet from the front.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Photos of Raccoon Cove Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The two stemmed dead tree that marks the top of th...
BETA PHOTO: The two stemmed dead tree that marks the top of th...
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture of the face of Raccoon Cove!
A picture of the face of Raccoon Cove!
Rock Climbing Photo: TR anchor from trees and a very large rock!
BETA PHOTO: TR anchor from trees and a very large rock!

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By dread-pirate-roberts
Feb 29, 2016
Short but some good movements to be had. I had trouble finding this area from the listed description. I'm pretty sure it's referring to the second stone bridge which confused me at first. I added a photo of the tree that marks the top. Easy scramble to bottom is climbers left.

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