The Apron (aka Highway Rock) Rock Climbing
The large slabs just below the highest of the domes visible from the road.
Slab climbing abounds here. There is also great potential for sport climbing development on the steep face at the bottom.
Bring a large brush if you plan on climbing these routes. They are mossy, but the rock is very featured. Many knobs and dishes.
From the parking lot, head east along the road to the large clearing. You can't miss the Apron. Bushwhack in to the base, and scramble up to the slabs on either the left or the right side of the steep face. The scrambling is mostly 3rd class.
Climbing Season For the Spokane Area area.
Weather station 12.4 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Apron (aka Highway Rock)
Orion 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WA
: Northeast Corner & Spokane
: ... : The Apron (aka Highway Rock...
Pitch 1: 5.9Follow the bolts and pull the cool roof, and then ramble to the anchor.Pitch 2: 5.8Continue up the slab until you reach another anchor.Pitch 3: 5.5Head up a shorter pitch to gain the "shelf". Shift the belay over to the start of pitch 4, which is to the left and heads up an obvious blunt arête and face to the right of a chimney. Pitch 4: 5.10bHead up on thin moves to a chain anchor. It has been reported that this pitch requires a 70m rope to rappel....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
By Robert Hammett
Sep 17, 2015
The brush has been recently cleared away and getting to the base is now quite easy.
By Nick Sweeney
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 28, 2015
This area has been seeing a ton of development lately, and is home to multiple multipitch sport routes as well as a handful of single-pitch routes.