Description

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

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

34 Total Climbs

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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
Washington Pass
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Red Arete
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Carrot Top
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Rashomon
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Flower Power
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Washington Pass
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Red Arete
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Carrot Top
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rashomon
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flower Power
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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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 such a scenic spot! Jan 1, 2018
had a awesome time climbing here- this place rocks. Aug 19, 2018