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Sam Hill Area Rock Climbing 

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Sam Hill area is the first group of crags as you drive into the Icicle valley (3.5 miles from highway 2). Parking is available at a roadside pullout just opposite of the Fridge Boulder.

There are no access issues here, as the Washington Climbers Coalition and the Trust for Public Land bought this area in April of 2005.

Getting There 

Drive down Icicle Creek Road for 3.5 miles. Park at a pullout opposite of the Fridge Boulder. The crag immediately above is Trundle Dome, other crags are upward and to the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sam Hill Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sam Hill Area:
Sams n' Cams   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Sam Hill
Don't Forget Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Underhill
Ski Tracks Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Ski Tracks Crack
Groping for Oprah's Navel   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Sam Hill
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Rock Climbing Photo: The navel, post-groping

Groping for Oprah's Navel 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Sam Hill
This is a continuous, crimpy face climb. Good footwork on the tiny features is a must. You will be happy to find the navel about 3/4 of the way up....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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