Elevation: 2,375 ft
GPS: 47.432, -121.618 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Shuey on Aug 29, 2013 with improvements by Serge Smirnov
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Description

Winter Block is certainly the furthest sport climbing area from the parking lot with a 35-45 minute hike gaining a few hundred feet rapidly. If you are a climber that enjoys the sense of being alone and secluded this is the place to be as you are the at the highest crag that 38 currently has to offer. From mid-day to around 6:00 in the afternoon the sun is able to burn through the clouds and become very warm on the rock offering a great view of the North Bend's valley along I-90. However, as we do live in Washington State, be wary of incoming rain storms by prepping with rain jackets.

 Winter Block has routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.11. One 5.9 is a 3 star sport climb that is great and offers some difficulty that will provoke some though in completing the route. Be warned, the crack to the right of the route has very loose rock that will explode if pressure is applied causing large rocks to tumble down potentially hitting your partner or rolling down the cliff off to the left. Another piece to consider is being cautious of small ledges and cliffs that surround Winter Block. Watch your step and stay within the trail. Overall, Winter Block is a great place to find yourself when Gritscone, Easy Street, and Interstate Park are overcrowded.

Getting There

Follow the Dirty Harry Peak Trail (marked "DHPT") for about 30 minutes until you see a sign post labeled "Winter Block".  Take the right fork at that sign.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Winter Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Tweedledum
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
The Sun Will Never Rise Again
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tweedledum
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Sun Will Never Rise Again
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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