Elevation: 7,300 ft
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Shared By: ChewiePDX on Aug 28, 2015
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Description

Morning shade and afternoon sun on mostly solid rock. If you see any other climbers I would be surprised. A lot of wild life and a true sense of adventure will accompany this climb.

The rock is a quartzite blend. There are a lot of great in-cuts throughout all of the climbing.

Getting There

Approximately 2 miles east of Noxon, mile marker 17, turn north off of Highway 200 onto Rock Creek Road #150. After a few hundred yards, stay right to continue on #150. Continue for around 6 miles to the junction of Road #150A. Follow it 1.5 miles to the trailhead for Rock Lake Trail #935.

The last 1.5 miles is easier with a high clearance vehicle, although I have seen sedans and vans make it up, it is easier with high clearance.

Camping:
Camping is available at the TH. You can also camp at Rock Lake.

The Approach:
The approach is about 3-4 hours. Follow Rock Lake Trail four miles to rock lake. You will cross rock creek multiple times, so no need to load up on water until you get to the lake. The lake is your LAST SOURCE OF WATER before getting on the climb. There will sometimes be an occasional stream in the gully you hike up.

Next, look to the east and find the gully that breaks up the rocky bluffs. Use the scree field to gain this gully. I recommend staying out of the gully until the scree field forces you in. Continue up the gully until you reach the base of a rock wall. There will be some occasional 4th class through the gully.

When you get to the base of the wall out of the gully. Stay at the base and head north until you get to the obvious dihedral that begins most routes. The decent is going to be from the north side and will come back to the base. Stash your pack accordingly.

The Descent:
Scramble down the north ridge. You will find a faint trail. Continue on the route until it drops off onto the west side of the ridge and curves back to where you started. Some of this descent may require some spotting.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ojibway Peak

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
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Mike Dahlquist
Oakland, CA
Mike Dahlquist   Oakland, CA
What's the story with bolting here? Thad Laird's guidebook says "No bolts are allowed on the face as per the USFS ban on bolting in Wilderness Areas," but there are plenty of bolts up there. We passed a Cabinet Mountains Wilderness sign, but it actually looks like the SW Face of Ojibway is outside of the Wilderness boundary. Jun 25, 2018
ChewiePDX
Washington, DC
ChewiePDX   Washington, DC
Hi Mike, not sure the answer to that. When I was out there, there were no bolts to be found. I've heard there are some out there now, but I'm not sure. May be worth checking in with the forest service to find more information out. Jun 27, 2018