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UW Rock  

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The UW Rock was one of first designated bouldering areas in the US and probably one of the earliest artificial climbing walls constructed. The series of five walls sit at the southern end of Husky stadium in Seattle. The concrete and rock walls were designed by the architects Anderson and Bell in 1975, poured onsite and completed in the spring of 1976. The walls are surrounded by a gravel bed to cushion falls. With a range of easy jug ladders to impossible eliminates, the UW rock has a wide range of problems.

Getting There 

At the southern end of Husky Stadium across from the parking lot near the UW boat house on Lake Washington.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for UW Rock:
Volunteer Park Water Tower (traverse)   V1 5     Boulder, 130'   Seattle Urban Climbing
Volunteer Park Water Tower   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Seattle Urban Climbing
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Heading up the tower

Volunteer Park Water Tower 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Seattle Urban Climbing
Three fun expanses of brick wall, separated by cement ledges. Brick is uneven with lots of little holds and pockets. Route will depend on which side of the tower you choose to climb. Watch out for the cement ledges, from underneath they look positive, but they are slopers!You can also spend an enjoyable afternoon traversing around the base of the tower....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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