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Rattlesnake Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Drillmeister S 
Early Archeologist S 
Flying Circus S 
Forearm Confusion S 
Gangsters T 
Rock n' Rattle S 
Tubbing at Der Ritterhoff S 
Unknown T,S 
Viper Crack T 
Zweibles S 
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Rattlesnake Rock  

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Location: 47.59484, -120.71201 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff Hebert on May 13, 2012
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Rattlesnake Rock from below, on the approach trail

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Rattlesnake rock has a number of quality sport routes that are not slab climbs. There's a higher face with somewhat dirty, but fun 5.10 routes and then a lower section with a few harder ones, including the classic Rock n' Rattle (11c).

Getting There 

Just further North than Castle Rock on Highway 2 by about a quarter-mile is a paved pull-out on the river side. Park there and find a trail entering the woods at the northern end, marked by a cairn. Steep hiking brings you to the crag in about 15 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rattlesnake Rock:
Early Archeologist   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Forearm Confusion   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   
Tubbing at Der Ritterhoff   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
Rock n' Rattle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 75'   
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Tubbing at Der Ritterhof

Tubbing at Der Ritterhoff 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Rattlesnake Rock
Similar climbing to Rock n' Rattle, just a bit easier. Thinner crimping and balancing for the first 2/3 bring you to the roof and a fun pull on jugs....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Jeff Hebert
From: Seattle, WA
May 14, 2012
The topo in Kramar's 2010 guide suggests that all of the climbs on the "Sport Wall" start at the same elevation. It sure seemed like there were three climbs that started low down together (Tubbing, Rattle, and Zweibles) on the right and the rest were up on the ledge to the left (towards Piton Tower).

Any better beta out there?
By Charles Hickenbottom
Aug 27, 2014
I posted some general information and specifics about access to belay ledges on the Wenatchee Outdoors website last year . This would be good information for first timers heading up to Rattlesnake.
By Jon Nelson
Aug 27, 2014
Charles -- do you think you could repost the relevant info here?
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