Elevation: 2,515 ft
GPS: 48.458, -122.084 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: CameraisHeavy on Jun 24, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details

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:
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
 14
Wisecrack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Deliverance
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Iron And Whine
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Watch Me
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Rainshadow Crack/ Dallas Memoria…
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Pickles for Pod
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Purdy Mouth
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Red Panda
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Punked
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
No Justice, No Peace
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Sweet And Sour
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Cahullawasse
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Ragged Old Flag
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Xin
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Outsourced
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wisecrack Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 14
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Deliverance Coal Mt Crag > Main Wall
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Iron And Whine Iron Mtn Crag
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Watch Me Iron Mtn Crag
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Rainshadow Crack/ Dallas Me… 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Pickles for Pod 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Purdy Mouth Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Red Panda 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Punked Iron Mtn Crag
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
No Justice, No Peace Coal Mt Crag > Main Wall
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Sweet And Sour 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Cahullawasse Coal Mt Crag > Wise Up Wall
 7
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Ragged Old Flag 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Xin 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Outsourced 7 Mile Rock > Main Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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