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Europa 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Fire Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Fun Rock and Nearby Crags 2 / 73 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 74
Goat Wall 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
Matrix, The 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Prospector Wall 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Rough Cut Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 2,134 ft
GPS: 48.593, -120.406 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: jonah on Feb 25, 2008 with updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Description

Just east of Washington Pass is some of the best single and best multipitch sport climbing in Washington - Mazama.

Getting There

Take Highway 20 to the town of Mazama. The crags are all west of the Mazama Town Store.

114 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mazama

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Invasive Species
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prometheus The Giggolo
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Prime Rib of Goat
Sport 11 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Megafauna
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Methow Inspiration Route
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Flyboys
Sport 18 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snake Fingers
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ingenue
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gridlock
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Steppenruf
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Honeypepper
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Guide's Day Off
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sisyphus
Sport 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Restless Natives
Sport 10 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Arapilesian Dog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Invasive Species Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Prometheus The Giggolo Fun Rock and Near… > Sun Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Prime Rib of Goat Goat Wall 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 11 pitches
Megafauna Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Methow Inspiration Route Goat Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 5 pitches
Flyboys Goat Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 18 pitches
Snake Fingers Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Ingenue Prospector Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gridlock Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Steppenruf Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Honeypepper Prospector Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Guide's Day Off Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sisyphus Goat Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 10 pitches
Restless Natives Goat Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 10 pitches
Arapilesian Dog Fun Rock and Near… > Main Wall (Fun Rock Proper) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Kemper Brightman   Tucson
Big thank you to the folks who have developed the routes, trails and climbing infrastructure here. As a developer myself, I know the work it takes to make a place look the way this does. This has got to be one of the most convenient and well developed local areas I've been to! Sep 24, 2016
Zachary Winters
Mazama, Washington
Zachary Winters   Mazama, Washington
There has been some fantastic new development in the area by Bryan and others.

New crags in Mazama, at Washington Pass (hairpin), and in the Chewuch are all worthwhile alternatives to the crowded Fun Rocks and Prime Rib.

A standout is "The Matrix", with 60 quality routes from 5.6 to 5.11 (mostly sport with a few trad lines).

You can obtain topos and beta from the good folks at the Goats Beard for the Matrix and many other new local crags. Have fun! Jul 26, 2015
We were climbing in mid-March this year, granted we were belaying on snow, but the routes were dry. I'd say by end of April in most years the snow will be gone, with some of the routes on Goat wall being wet in spring. Now, Washington Pass just up the road is a different story... Jun 11, 2013
andrew tromey
Boulder, CO
andrew tromey   Boulder, CO
Is this area typically ready to be climbed by late June, or do I need to wait longer to let the snow melt more? Jun 10, 2013
Lots of new route development in the past couple years. There is a new shop in Mazama called Goats Beard Mountain Supplies that has everything you need gear wise as well as lots of beta for visiting climbers. May 18, 2013
geomark
Okanogan, WA
geomark   Okanogan, WA
GPS Coor: +48.619527, -120.457954 Apr 15, 2013
Eliza Penick
Seattle, WA
Eliza Penick   Seattle, WA
For detailed route info on entire Mazama area (including some limited bouldering & lesser known routes on Washington Pass Liberty Bell spire group) see book "Mazama Rock" by Bryan Burdo. In Seattle can be purchased at Second Ascent & Stone Gardens Climbing Gym in Ballard.

And be sure to enjoy a local beer next to the Methow River at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop. May 31, 2010
The crags of Mazama are just 1.5 miles from the General Store (which is a really cool store that has just about everything you could want). There is a new 'climber's parking' area on the right, very easy access trails, and signs pointing the way to all the crags. All of this was done by Outwardbound and makes the cragging here fun and easy. There is also a bathroom and some of the areas have signs with topos of all the routes!!! Aug 10, 2009
Paul Shultz
Hudson, Ma
Paul Shultz   Hudson, Ma
Tiny little town. Hit up the general store. They have great home made food. Great salsa especially! Also go to Winthrop, maybe a half hour drive and go to the pizza place near the Hardware and Grocery stores. Mar 15, 2009

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