The Country Area Rock Climbing
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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.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
41 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Country Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Country Area:
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Scientific Americans 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WA
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Another rad pitch that sees almost no traffic. It was given .12a in the original Clint Cumins guide, which I think it definitely earns in relation to other lowertownwall classics. Begin on tenuous knob climbing via Little Jupiter (short version) or Big Science - Both of which end on a ledge 50' up. These are rated .11d or .12b respectively to the 50' ledge/anchors. From the ledge, clip a bolt and climb up and right into a fun and juggy flake (.10) which takes great finger-sized gear. After the f...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Oct 30, 2009
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!!!
By Jon Nelson
May 8, 2013
Someone pointed out a new scar (back in 2010), indicating that the blocks came off of Orc Tower. The tower is known to have loose blocks, so be particularly careful in that area.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 12, 2016
there was quite a bit more rock fall near Zoom and left of there in 2015