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Elevation: 1,196 ft 365 m
GPS: 48.45343, -122.62499
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Shared By: Eliza Penick on Apr 23, 2009 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

A mostly short, south-facing wall of solid diorite just below the summit of Mount Erie. Home to several moderate trad leads, but many come here specifically to top-rope. There are several easily accessible bolted anchors and convenient trees located at the top of the feature, but come prepared with lots of webbing and anchor rope. Scramble down easily on either side of the wall. Summit Wall is a purely Trad crag with a old history and that should be respected. This wall in particular is popular with classes so don't be surprised if The Nose, The Open Book, The Apex, etc. are busy the entire day.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive up the Mount Erie road until just shy of the summit towers. As you drive underneath the powerlines near the top, the Summit Wall parking area (not the main summit area parking & viewpoint) is visible directly ahead & on the right as the road swings sharply left. Only room for a few cars, but the main parking area is only another several hundred feet along the road.
Approach: from the lower parking area (not the main one at the top), two trails head south to the buttress. Left trail leads to the top of the crag & the lower or right trail leads out through the trees & across an exposed step-around bouldering move to reach the bottom of the crag (at least one non-climber fatality has occurred at the step-around move--be cautious).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Summit Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 98
The Open Book
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 42
Jack of Diamonds
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
King of Diamonds
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
The Nose
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Queen of Diamonds
TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
The Nose Direct
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Open Book
 98
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jack of Diamonds
 42
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
King of Diamonds
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Nose
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Queen of Diamonds
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
The Nose Direct
 26
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
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