Banks Lake / Northrup Canyon Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Lacey LaDuke on Oct 4, 2008 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The rock is granite and excellent. Watch for loose holds and bring your tape as it can be hard on the hands!
Also for those of you with bee allergies bring your Epi-Pen the bees can be pretty thick and sometimes nest in the flakes on some of the routes. We especially noticed this at Roadside Rock and a bit in the sunny parts of Northrup Canyon.
Bring your bouldering pad there are countless problems for any level of climber. The problems are only limited by your own imagination.
There are numerous trad routes and several well protected sport routes. There aren't many opportunities to set up top ropes.
Camp at Jones Bay to be right by the boulders, or Steamboat Rock state park. Other nearby camping options include Sunbanks Resort and Osborn Bay. Free camping (in an area that does NOT allow campfires) can be found by going down the road ACROSS from the road into Osborn Bay.
There are also several seedy looking hotels/motels in and around Electric City (3 Miles away) and Grand Coulee (5 Miles)
Classic Climbing Routes at Banks Lake / Northrup Canyon
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