Recess Wall Rock Climbing
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The Methow Valley Climbers, a chapter of the Washington Climbers Coalition, respectfully asks visiting climbers to NOT camp or sleep in your vehicles anywhere along the paved section of Lost River Road or in the Fun Rock parking lot ... Please use a blue bag when on route and take all of your trash home. We thank you for taking responsibility during your visit to help keep climbers in good relations with the local community. Welcome to the valley and safe climbing.
From the USFS:
When planning your visit to the Methow Valley, please choose an appropriate campsite and use established toilets, or pack it out in areas without toilets. The roadside pullouts below the Goat Wall and Gate Creek are NOT considered sustainable places to camp due to proximity to the Methow River and lack of toilets.
Please see the uploaded map "Camping for Climbers" for campgrounds ($8-12 per night) and low-impact FREE dispersed areas with toilets within a few miles of your favorite crag. Free sites include: Goat Creek and Yellowjacket SnoParks (April-October only), and dispersed sites west of Monument Creek Trailhead.
The cliffs at Prospector tends to be just less than vertical, broken by small roofs that tend to run the width of the cliffs. The rock has been described as sandstone with limestone deposits. Whatever it is, it forms sheer slabs with many square in-cut holds and blocky roofs.
Prospector is in a gorgeous setting and the views down the Methow Valley can't be beat. All of the climbing is S facing, so expect generally warmer temps than Fun Rock and less morning shade than Matrix, though it can catch a nice breeze. If the weather is deteriorating at the Mazama store, there's a good chance it's raining at Prospector.
An approach trail is marked by a cairn, and often a sign in box (please use this).
Follow the trail up to the cliff, which will take you between Nugget and Recess walls.
Classic Climbing Routes at Recess Wall
Days w Precip