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Routes in Fun Forest

Boots in the Snow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
E-Ticket S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Left side crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 2,103 ft
GPS: 47.4, -121.46 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Manning on Aug 7, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
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Description

Small (~half dozen routes), south-facing freeway-side crag sporting Index-like fine-grained granite in a secluded yet noisy setting. Mix of cracks, bolts, and bolted flaring cracks. Likely wet most of the year, but a good place to check out if you are in the area and/or want to beat the crowds at the other North Bend exits.

Getting There

Traveling from the west, take Exit 47 off I-90. Turn left at the junction from the off ramp, then right at the T intersection (onto NF-9034). Drive for a minute and turn left at the first opportunity (NF-5800). Pass some private property on the right which boasts firewood for sale and keep a sharp eye out on the left for a tunnel under the freeway (you can also see the rock through the trees on the other side of I-90). After you spot the tunnel and the rock, find a place to park off the road and walk back to and through the tunnel. Fun Forest is immediately beyond the wildlife tunnel under the freeway. Approach time ~ 3 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fun Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left side crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Boots in the Snow
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
E-Ticket
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left side crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Boots in the Snow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
E-Ticket 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Watch out for a wasps next inside the tree roots that are shaped like a bench in between left crack (bolt crack) and boots in the snow. Sat on it, hives all over, no fun :((( Sep 13, 2017
Ben Varner
Seattle, WA
Ben Varner   Seattle, WA
Kyle, I was out there last summer and a local asked us to park north of the bridge about a mile past the trail to the tunnel. Looks like you hit USFS land just before getting to the bridge. Aug 2, 2017
Kyle Elliott
Everett, WA
Kyle Elliott   Everett, WA
Headed up to fun Forest yesterday. A very unfriendly local told me there is no parking anywhere on the road, and I would be towed. He basically said leave the area, and I didn't want any trouble so I just went to exit 38. Aug 1, 2016
slim    
i did mystical, maybe a month or so ago and it is all bolts now. good route with some funky planar liebacking...

i also TR'd mars, but IIRC the upper part was insanely dirty, wet, and mossy. Jul 20, 2016
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Update:
There are two right-facing crack-shallow corners, somewhat right-trending on the left half of the crag. The left one is "The mystical garden of free-wheeling animals" 11b, and the right one is "Flight to Mars" 11b.

About midway up 'Mystical', the route veers a little left, while the crack system goes right. Maybe this is what Pawel was asking about.


It has been about 35 years since I did these routes, so I can't recall much. Somewhere, I have a pic of me leading the former route. If I find it, I'll post.

But maybe I'll just head out there soon. With a refreshed memory and fresh pics, I'd feel more confident about posting the routes. Jul 19, 2016
andyD123
Lakewood
andyD123   Lakewood
Awesome, really appreciate it Jul 11, 2016
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Oh my, I completely forgot, sorry. But once again, I am away from my copy...this time until July 18. I just made a note to myself to check it then. Jul 9, 2016
andyD123
Lakewood
andyD123   Lakewood
Jon, is there any chance you ever checked "Sky Valley Rock"? I've never been able to find a copy of that guide, and i would appreciate more info on this area as it is a cool little spot. Jul 9, 2016
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
I don't have a copy with me to check, but I thought that most of the routes here are in Darryl Cramer's "Sky Valley Rock" (even though this is not Skykomish Valley).

I'll be able to check my copy in about a month. In the meantime, see if you can find a copy, and tell me if I'm imagining things... Oct 6, 2015
Anyone know what the two bolted cracks directly in front of you when you approach from the tunnel are? They share same start, then one goes left, one right. Oct 6, 2015

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