Access Issue: Closed Details

Description

Note that this area is now closed, as described in the access note above and comments below.

Chimacum Rock (aks Tamanous Rock, Big Rock) is the formation that can be seen just south-west of Chimacum High School. The rock is fairly solid and there are actually some worthy routes on the wall. The first wall you come to has a few good two pitch routes (I believe the far left route is done as one pitch). If one continues down the hill and around the corner they will see a completely different wall. It's steep, light orange and can be a bit chossy and always dry. Go around the next corner and the rock changes once more to solid, steep pocketed sport routes. This wall also stays dry during periods of rain. The far left route on this wall has some bolt issues but once resolved will be a great (difficult) route.

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If you live on the Peninsula I'd say it's worth at least one trip.

Getting There

Google Chimacum. If you are on HW 19 heading towards Port Towsend, take a left on Anderson Lake Rd. Drive roughly a little over 0.6 miles to a steep dirt road on the right. Drive to the top of this road to the gate and park. From here continue by walking up the dirt road for another 5 minutes until a dirt road on the left appears. Head up this about 30 yards looking on your right for a hidden trail. Follow this trail to the rock. One of the first routes you will see is Dinner Plate.

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kimmo  
Access was recently shut down by the local tribe, per news article I read recently (early 2013). May 24, 2013
Does anyone know the status of this cliff? I recently went out to check out this wall and it is up there with some of the best looking sport climbing walls in the state of Washington (if you like to try hard). Noticed a sign that said no climbing at the trailhead. Do you just keep a low profile? Any avenues to have a discussion with the landowners? Any information would be awesome. Dec 31, 2018
Joshua Dreher
Bremerton, WA
Joshua Dreher   Bremerton, WA
Forever closed to climbing. The rock is terrible anyways. Not missing much. Jan 1, 2019