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7 Mile Rock 20 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Big Rock 3 / 9 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Coal Mt. Crag 19 / 14 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Iron Mountain Crag 9 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10

Description

A variety of climbing- cracks, bolted slabs, and overhangs. Original routes were put up in the 70's by Dallas Kloke and friends. The crag made a comeback in 2005-present and now hosts 50+ pitches between Coal and 7 Mile Rock. The rock quality ranges from bomber to choss. New route setters should be prepared to scrub the black lichen which coats many of the walls. With that said, underneath the lichen there are some high quality established lines and potential routes available. As of now the focus has been 5.6-5.12a but there are some steep looking walls for hard men and women in the future. Sub Alpine secluded climbing. Good rock quality. Lots of good long cracks for western WA. Good variety of climbing and plenty of exposure with very short approaches.

Getting There

From Seattle:

  • ***Temp Road Closure May 20 - July 3 2015****
From the College Way/Hwy 9 round a bout
Go Hwy 9 North to the small town of Clear Lake
Take a Right on Old Day Creek Rd and go 5.7 Miles where you will link up with the S. Skagit Hwy. Take S. Skagit Hwy 6.1 Miles and RD 17 is on the right. All other directions are the same.

If It's NOT between May20 and July 3rd 2015:
Take the College Way exit, Mount Vernon. Take a right on College Way. Drive through Mount Vernon on College Way (apox. 3 miles) to the Hwy 9 round-about. Take a left and head north on hwy 9 for 4.2 miles. Take a left on South Skagit Hwy. Follow this road along the river and through farmlands for 11.6 miles and take a right onto Cumberland/Finney rd. marked National Forest rd. 17 (dirt rd). Click on the individual crags to get exact mileages to each one from the NF 17 turn off.

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CameraisHeavy
Everett, wa
CameraisHeavy   Everett, wa
Thanks for the update! May 19, 2017
CameraisHeavy
Everett, wa
CameraisHeavy   Everett, wa
Sweet Thanks. May 26, 2015
wakaranai
Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
There is actually a much faster way via Old Day Creek Rd. out of Clear Lake

From the College Way/Hwy 9 round a bout
Go Hwy 9 North to the small town of Clear Lake
Take a Right on Old Day Creek Rd and go 5.7 Miles where you will link up with the S. Skagit Hwy. Take S. Skagit Hwy 6.1 Miles and RD 17 is on the right. All other directions are the same. May 25, 2015
wakaranai
Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
South Skagit Hwy will be closed on the west end near the water main from Janiky reservoir May 20th thru July 3rd. It is still possible to access fsrd 17 by taking Old Day Creek Rd......see below description. This is probably the overall fastest way to approach from the South even without the road closure. May 9, 2015
wakaranai
Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
Looks good Thad! Jun 26, 2013

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