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Elevation: 1,849 ft 564 m
GPS: 48.49851, -121.97249
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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 5.6-5.12c 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 Suggest change

From Seattle:
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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Classic Climbing Routes at Cumberland Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 18
Wisecrack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Deliverance
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Watch Me
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Rainshadow Crack/ Dallas Memoria…
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Pickles for Pod
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
White Fragility
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Purdy Mouth
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Red Panda
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Punked
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
A Shot in the Dark
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Cahullawasse
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
The Missing Lynx
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 9
Xin
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Outsourced
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
PTO For Thor
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wisecrack Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 18
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Deliverance Coal Mt Crag > Main Wall
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Watch Me Iron Mtn Crag
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Rainshadow Crack/ Dallas Me… 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Pickles for Pod 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
White Fragility Coal Mt Crag > Main Wall
 8
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Purdy Mouth Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Red Panda 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Punked Iron Mtn Crag
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
A Shot in the Dark Coal Mt Crag > Main Wall
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Cahullawasse Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Missing Lynx 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Xin 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 9
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Outsourced 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
PTO For Thor Iron Mtn Crag
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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