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Routes in Road Side Rock

Allergic Reaction S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Aqualine S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Banks Marathon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Brown Out S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Calanques S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Carrot Top S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Danton T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Downtown S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Edge, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Even Better Than the Real Thing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fin de Siecle S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Flower Power S,TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hello Dalai S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kurosawa S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Land of a Thousand Stances S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Playing God S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Prophylactic Crowbar S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rashomon S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Red Alert S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Red Arete S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Rocket S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Red Roof Inn S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Reflecting Depths Imbibe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Renaldo S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Robespierre (aka Red Bull) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rolling Blackout S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Seven Samurai S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Short Circuit S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Supprehension S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tom Thumbs Blues S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Washington Pass S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whatever it Costs you S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Young Lions S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Description [Suggest Change]

The climbs are mostly on the east or west sides of the rock so depending on the time of the day you can chase the sun (or shade).
Watch out for weak spots on the granite and mud wasps nesting the the flakes. Also some of the less travelled areas here have poison ivy.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Right between the road and the lake. Just after Jones Bay, before the road to Northrup Point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Road Side Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Carrot Top
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Washington Pass
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Red Arete
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Rashomon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Carrot Top
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Washington Pass
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Red Arete
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rashomon
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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Rafe  
You're not sellin me on this place.. weak granite, wasps in the flakes, and poison ivy? Sep 21, 2014
Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
It's got some good climbing actually, and in a scenic spot! Roadside Rock has climbs on all sides as well as connected crags. This makes route finding more than a little confusing, especially without an overview map or photos. Would also help if the routes here were listed in L-R order, which they are not. Jan 1, 2018

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