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Routes in Rattlesnake Rock

Bite Me T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drillmeister S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Early Archeologist S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flying Circus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Forearm Confusion S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gangsters T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rock n' Rattle S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tubbing at Der Ritterhoff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Viper Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zweibles S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Description

Rattlesnake rock has a number of quality sport routes that are not slab climbs. There's a higher face with somewhat dirty, but fun 5.10 routes and then a lower section with a few harder ones, including the classic Rock n' Rattle (11c).
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Getting There

Just further North than Castle Rock on Highway 2 by about a quarter-mile is a paved pull-out on the river side. Park there and find a trail entering the woods at the northern end, marked by a cairn. Steep hiking brings you to the crag in about 15 minutes.

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ewetzel  
Approach beta: Headed up to this crag yesterday. The trail is very steep and eroded and loose. The 15-min approach time is no longer possible-- some might be able to do it in half an hour.

Our guidebook calls this a great collection of "steep" sport routes. Coming from Red River Gorge style "steep" sport climbing, we were surprised when we saw the actual rock. These routes are mostly vertical, with a few hands free slab-type rests. There is a small gently overhung section at the top. The overhang is by no means the crux-- the thought-provoking slab is. Jul 19, 2015
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Charles -- do you think you could repost the relevant info here? Aug 27, 2014
I posted some general information and specifics about access to belay ledges on the Wenatchee Outdoors website last year . This would be good information for first timers heading up to Rattlesnake. Aug 27, 2014
Jeff Hebert
Seattle, WA
Jeff Hebert   Seattle, WA
The topo in Kramar's 2010 guide suggests that all of the climbs on the "Sport Wall" start at the same elevation. It sure seemed like there were three climbs that started low down together (Tubbing, Rattle, and Zweibles) on the right and the rest were up on the ledge to the left (towards Piton Tower).

Any better beta out there? May 14, 2012

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