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Country, The 20 / 18 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 34
Left of Orc Tower 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Orc Tower 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Access Issue: 2018 Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper pitches of the Diamond Details

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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.

Getting There [Edit]

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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Country Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Mourning Star
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 116
GM Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 142
Cunning Stunt
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 86
Zoom
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Tunnel Vision
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Frank Presley
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Leave My Face Alone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Angora Grotto
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 44
Heart of the Country
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Phone Calls from the Dead
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 54
Climax Control
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Kite Flying Blind
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 51
Wham
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Scientific Americans
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
Fifth Force
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mourning Star Country
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
GM Route Country
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Cunning Stunt Country
 142
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Zoom Country
 86
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Tunnel Vision Country
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Frank Presley Country
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Leave My Face Alone Country
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Angora Grotto Country
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Heart of the Country Country
 44
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Phone Calls from the Dead Country
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Climax Control Country
 54
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kite Flying Blind Country
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Wham Country
 51
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Scientific Americans Country
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Fifth Force Country
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Drewsky  
ROCKFALL!!!

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!!! Oct 30, 2009
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
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. May 8, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
there was quite a bit more rock fall near Zoom and left of there in 2015 Mar 12, 2016

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