The Country Area is often less crowded than the Main Wall, and tends to be warmer when the sun is out. But the lower parts, particularly on the right side gets shade earlier in the day than the Lower and Upper Walls. So on a sunny day, it is warmer in the morning, cooler in late afternoon.
After you cross the train tracks, walk right along the tracks, following an access road. Soon, the road turns off to the left into an leveled, open area with a picnic table and an obvious tunnel, now sealed off.
Is it a face climb? Is it a slab? Its the bolted knob route to the right of zoom. Boulder up onto a ledge, clip a bolt and make an insecure lieback sequence to jugs. Trend right and up to a crimp rail. At the end of this rail is a difficult clip. Moving off the sidepull at the end of this rail is the crux. A few more moves off bad knobs lead to the anchors. ...[more]Browse More Classics in WA
Within the past 2 years (2009), somewhat significant rockfall has affected the Country area. A large block landed about 100 feet from the wall next to the trail. Another block landed precisely where the belayer would typically stand for Zoom. More blocks fell into the creek area behind Zoom.
USE CAUTION AND CONSIDER WEARING A HELMET WHILE CLIMBING IN THIS AREA!!!