Elevation: 1,724 ft
GPS: 47.838, -117.757 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Jun 17, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Good solid granite cracks and slab, this place really deserves to be more popular than it is. Currently, the routes are somewhat dirty and mossy, and definitely need some TLC. If people climbed here more often, this would be some of the best trad climbing in the area. There is also plenty of room for development, both trad and sport.

Some of the bolted slab routes have studs that are missing hangers.

If you climb here, I recommend bringing a large brush, especially for the slab routes.

WARNING: There are rattlesnakes in this area.

Getting There

30 miles from downtown Spokane. These directions assume you are coming from the city.

  • Head out Northwest Blvd. It turns into 9-Mile Road, and eventually Corkscrew Highway. All are still the same road (Hwy 291).
  • Past the town of Tum Tum, you will go through a switchback up and to the north, then around a bend back south towards Long Lake.
  • Soon, you will pass some amazing looking granite cliffs with houses and mobile homes in front of them on your right. These, unfortunately, are not your destination.
  • Continue until you see the dark colored slabs on the right that come very close to the road. There will be a parking lot, and a boulder with a chainlink fence around it (the pictographs). Park here (Discovery Pass Required).

There are trails here that go up to the smaller and higher domes, or head east back down the road to a clearing for the Apron and the Banana Split Dome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tum Tum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 4
Thrutchy Madness (15)
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
The Prow
Boulder
V9 7C
 7
Collective Mind
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 3
A Little Speck Like Me
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Let’s Have a Spelling Contest
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
I’m Your Huckleberry
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Isn’t That a Daisy
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Rich as Croesus
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Just Chasing My Tail
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Value Pack
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
4 Of A Kind
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Chimney Route
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Desire and Discipline
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Cuss and Fight
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Severious
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thrutchy Madness (15) Bouldering
 4
V4 6B Boulder
The Prow Bouldering
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Collective Mind Bouldering
 7
V9 7C Boulder
A Little Speck Like Me Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Sport
Let’s Have a Spelling Conte… Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
I’m Your Huckleberry Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Isn’t That a Daisy Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Rich as Croesus Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Just Chasing My Tail Tombstone (Private ar…
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Value Pack Terminal Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
4 Of A Kind Tombstone (Private ar…
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Chimney Route Twin Pines Buttress
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Desire and Discipline Twin Pines Buttress
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cuss and Fight Pitbull Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Severious Pitbull Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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