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.
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GM Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WA : Index : ... : The Country
A fun route with great rock and varied climbing. Right of the tunnel is a large flake. To the right of this flake notice the ledge going across to the right, about 20-feet up. (The ledge become a large ramp on the right-most side where it intersects the hillside.) The first pitch starts at the two-bolt anchor about 1/3 of the way across this ledge. To reach the start, you have a few choices. The easiest is to hike up the trail to the left of the ledge and then walk out the ledge. Some parties ma...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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