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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.
Ignore the first 3 bolts on this climb, using the off-fingers to hand splitter crack up to the roof. More reasonable bolts will protect the crux roof and the surprisingly fun climbing to the anchor just below the lone cedar.Two 70m rappels to the ground, or use two 70 m ropes and set up a BIG Top Rope for the hordes at the base....[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!!!