Elevation: 1,300 ft
GPS: 48.453, -122.625 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eliza Penick on Apr 23, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: COVID 19, Social Distancing and Parking Access Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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
 68
The Open Book
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 31
Jack of Diamonds
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
King of Diamonds
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
The Nose
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Queen of Diamonds
TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
The Nose Direct
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Open Book
 68
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jack of Diamonds
 31
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
King of Diamonds
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Nose
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Queen of Diamonds
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
The Nose Direct
 17
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
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