Chimacum Rock Climbing
|Shared By:||Joshua Dreher on Sep 28, 2010|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
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DescriptionChimacum 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.
Access lately has been up in the air but it seems that for now (09/29/2010) it is perfectly legal to climb here.
For more info check out http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1078143/Attn-Chimacum-Rock-aks-Tamanous-Rock-Big-Rock-climbers
If you live on the Peninsula I'd say it's worth at least one trip.
Chimacum Rock is under new ownership by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. The Tribe has closed it to climbing as a sacred site. A new management plan is being developed to allow limited public access in the future.
Getting ThereGoogle 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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