Elevation: 2,652 ft
GPS: 48.15921, -121.61707
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Description

Several large, smooth, slabby buttresses, generally quite clean.

Getting There

Drive a few miles southeast of Darrington on the (paved) Mountain Loop Highway. Take turnoff on right (#2060), just across from a campground. This gravel road is also known as the Clear Creek logging road. Drive five or six miles up this road. Stay right on the main fork at about five miles, and soon come to the Eightmile Creek Trailhead (parking on the left, sign and trail on the right).

The trail climbs steeply through second growth and soon enters tall trees. There are some impressive old cedars along the way and about forty minutes from the car the trail leaves the woods and crosses an old somewhat overgrown talus slope. Once exiting the woods and for the South Buttress (Great Arch, Big Tree) look left for hiker's trail in about 100'.  For the North Buttress follow the trail. The trail bumps right into the rock at the base of Silent Running (an excellent 7 pitch climb, 5.10a).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Three O'clock Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
 14
Road to Nowhere
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Under the Bored Walk
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 45
The Big Tree
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 5
The Rash
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Magic Bus
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 19
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Till Broad Daylight
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial R…
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 7
Cornucopia
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Mystery Tour
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Big Tree 2000
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
20th Century Clock
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Silent Running
Trad 7 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 77
Total Soul
Trad 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Penny Lane
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Road to Nowhere
 14
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Under the Bored Walk
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Big Tree
 45
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
The Rash
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 2 pitches
Magic Bus
 19
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Charlie Chan's Number One S…
 19
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Till Broad Daylight
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Quin Konehead Pre-Memor…
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Cornucopia
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Mystery Tour
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Big Tree 2000
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
20th Century Clock
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Silent Running
 98
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Total Soul
 77
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Penny Lane
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
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