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Apron, The 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Black Slabs 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Central Forested Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Flat Iron Slab 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
In Between Wall 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lower East Wall 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Main Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tut's Pyramid 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Wise Up Wall 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 3,600 ft
GPS: 48.441, -121.951 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

A variety of secluded sub-alpine 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. Good long cracks for western WA and a short approach make this area a gem.

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). Continue up this road always staying on the main one for 9.1 miles to an obvious pull-out on the right, blocked by some boulders. The short trail begins in-between the boulders and a gate. Head up and right through the forest to the base of the rock. Only a 4 minute walk.

Other notable contributors

This page was originally made by "Wakaranai" in 2010 as a single crag, and some of the text was copied over to this multi-crag page.

Andrew Davidson pointed out the duplication in areas and which routes from the original page had not yet been duplicated here.

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Andrew Krueger
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrew Krueger   Colorado Springs, Colorado
I'm going to go check out this area tomorrow after work to see what it's all about. Is there much potential for development of new trad routes there? May 14, 2013
wakaranai
Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
Road Fixed! May 27, 2012
wakaranai
Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
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To get to 7 mile... from the start of rd.17 go aprox. 7.5 miles to a spur rd that makes a sharp up and left. Take this to the top and park (please leave room for others). Look for a trail down and left. Slippter Slab is the furthest batch of climbs from the start of the trail (for now) and is identified by the corner Nosferatu reached by using a handline to a nice little perch. Almost all routes at 7 mile require some gear and its nice to have 0, 00 metoilus sized pieces on many of them. There are quite a few fun pitches to climb here now (5.7 to 5.12-) so check it out and enjoy!
Oct 7, 2011
Leroy
Cottonwood Heights
Leroy   Cottonwood Heights
Climbed some routes on Flat Iron and Wise Wall (?) today, and hunted down 7 mile on the way out. Thank you google earth.

Any beta to share to get one started at 7 mile? Oct 2, 2011

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