Elevation: 7,240 ft
GPS: 48.511, -120.617 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: The Colonel on Sep 24, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details

Description

The Temple, more recently called Kangaroo Temple, is a prominent granite spire located on Kangaroo Ridge in Washington Pass. It was first climbed in 1942 by the Beckey brothers.

The peak contains three moderate routes and crowds are rare.

Getting There

Park at the hairpin turnout on WA20. From there, walk south through the boulder field looking for a climber's trail leading into the woods. Follow the trail through more forest and boulder fields until you reach Kangaroo Pass. The trail through the boulder fields is faint and sometimes cairned; do your best to approach the pass and pick the trail up again when it reappears. The trail is very well defined once you start rapidly gaining elevation up the pass. Travel time to the pass ~1hr.
From the pass, traverse left on another sometimes there, sometimes not trail. Eventually the trail will take you to a gully leading up to the notch between Kangaroo Temple and Little Finger. Go up for the North Face and NorthWest Face routes, go down for the SouthWest Face route. Travel time from pass to routes ~1hr.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Temple

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 32
North Face
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Northwest Face
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Face
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Northwest Face
 8
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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