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A Perfect Storm S 
Balanced Effect S 
Call of the Wild S 
Council of Elders S 
Legends of the Fall T 
Satori S 
Southwest Chimney T,S 
Thrill of Krell, The S 
White Fang S 

West Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,480'
Location: 47.57828, -117.28614 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Marlin Thorman on Apr 26, 2013
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Description 

The west face currently has about 15 climbs on it. Almost all of them are 2 pitches in length and most of the climbs are bolted. Once you reach the top or ridge of big rock, work your way left (north) all the way to the very north end. There is a 2 bolt rappel anchor here. A 60 meter rope is recommended for the double rope rappel (a 50 meter could work in a pinch but would require some down climbing near the bottom).

Getting There 

Hike up the trail from Stevens Creek Trailhead. The first large rock is Big Rock. The west face is to the left.

Climbing Season

For the Rocks of Sharon area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face:
Southwest Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches   
Satori   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Thrill of Krell   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
A Perfect Storm   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob on lead above chimney, belaying me on first pi...

Southwest Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : West Face
This route can probably be done in one pitch, but there would be too much rope drag. The first pitch is a low grade friction slap to some chains, then its up into a wide off width chimney with 3 bolts. The chains are at the top of the chimney, or you can scramble up a bit further to another set of chains that can be rapeled off....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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