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Areas in Clem's Holler Area

Chameleon Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Clem's Holler 2 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Nut House 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Puzzle Palace 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Retardant Rock 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Special Spot 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Trail to Clem's 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock Details

Description [Edit]

Clem's Holler and the surrounding crags (Puzzle Palace, Nut House, Special Spot, Retardant Rock) offer a wide variety of climbs. Most of the climbs are single pitch, though some multi-pitch options exist. Most climbs require some supplemental gear, though there are also some nice purely bolted climbs. Most of the crags face south and have lots of sun exposure.

Getting There [Edit]

To find the Clem's Holler area, drive about 0.5 miles west out of Leavenworth. Park in a pullout on the south side of the road, across from a "Deer for 7 miles" sign on the north side. The approach trail begins about 100 yards up from the pullout on the north side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Clem's Holler Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Honkey's Lament
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Gun Rack
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Opening Ceremonies
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Nettlesome
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Playin' Possum
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
The Javelin
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Perplexus
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Rubik's Cube
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Perils of Pauline
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Halcyon Daze
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Honkey's Lament Clem's Holler
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Gun Rack Clem's Holler
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Opening Ceremonies Special Spot
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Nettlesome Clem's Holler
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Playin' Possum Clem's Holler
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
The Javelin Special Spot
 21
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Perplexus Puzzle Palace
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rubik's Cube Puzzle Palace
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Perils of Pauline Clem's Holler
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Halcyon Daze Nut House
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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There are three routes between clems and the nut house, anyone care to share info? I thought a 9 and 2 10a's and liked the rightmost. Jun 30, 2008
Thad Arnold
Oregon
Thad Arnold   Oregon
Correction on the approach beta: the trail heads up about 100ft from the parking, not 100 yards. May 23, 2013
The approach is steep but worth the while. Each of the crags has one or more worthwhile routes of the sport and trad variety, especially in the 5.10 range. May 12, 2016

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