Description

This large, secluded cliff in the forest is named after its first route, which features a classic hand crack in a corner. But it has numerous other classic crack and face climbs as well as plenty of potential for newer lines.

Getting There

Approach from the Lookout Point trail.
From the initial bridge at the start of the trail, hike up the hill to the crest. From here, if you want to check out the excellent Zelda boulders go left. But for Rattletale (and the rest of Lookout Point), continue on, following the trail right along the crest then bearing left across a flat region to Midnite boulder. Pass the boulder and enter a boulder-talus field. In about 5-10 min, reach a T-intersection, still in the boulder-talus field. Go left. Continue across and up for another 5-10 min to reach Rattletale. The trail hits the wall just right of the Rattletale route.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rattletale Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
The Cricket
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Kubla Khan and the Fountain of E…
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Chasin' the Lizard
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
The Snake
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
The Wasp
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 174
Rattletale
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
The Shrew
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
The Source
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
ze Squid
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
The Amphibian
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Claw
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Jane Goodall
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Avenging the Goddess Kring
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
The Bonobo
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
The Orangutan
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Cricket
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Kubla Khan and the Fountain…
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chasin' the Lizard
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Snake
 15
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
The Wasp
 13
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rattletale
 174
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Shrew
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Source
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
ze Squid
 8
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
The Amphibian
 28
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Claw
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Jane Goodall
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Avenging the Goddess Kring
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Bonobo
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
The Orangutan
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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Super sweet route. The second pitch is pumpy but has good jams.

The setting is really nice, views are good. Sep 29, 2012
Stig .
Seattle
Stig .   Seattle
Lots of new route activity here. Expect this to become a destination crag. May 14, 2017
In case anyone else notices this conflict, the approach description here is correct, the approach description in the new guidebook is incorrect (takes you to the Zelda boulders instead).

Made the mistake of trusting the book over MP and ended up doing an unpleasant bushwhack up to the wall (but noticed a lot of nice looking undeveloped boulders on the way, if anyone was motivated..).

Quite a few new routes listed here which aren't in the new book, and I would say with those included it is definitely a destination crag at this point--had a lot of fun here, thanks to whomever is developing it. Jun 27, 2018