Elevation: 96 ft
GPS: 48.097, -123.557 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Underwood on Apr 12, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Sandstone and conglomerate climbing near the old lower dam site. See the movie "The Hunted" to have a look at the old dam. Climbing areas are located on both the west and east side of the river, the west side being the oldest area with the most climbing.

Getting There

Take HWY 101 west to HWY 112.

East-side climbs at Waka Beach and the Underhood can be accessed by taking the last left turn before the bridge as you head west on hwy 112. This is also the turnoff for the Lower Dam RV Park and the Kiosk built about the dam removal and Elwha restoration project. Please park in the gravel lot on the left after turning on to the lower dam road.

To access west-side climbs, at the Ehlwall, cross the Elwha river bridge as you head west on hwy 112 and park on the left side of the road at the trailhead parking for the Adventure Route section of the Olympic Discovery Trail. ANGLE PARK ONLY PLEASE!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Elwha River

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Slappin Skeeters
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Donut Run
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Haus Frau
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Scare-Master
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
My First 14er
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Get A Handle On It
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Waka/Jawaka
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Cut the Mustard
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
One Shot Deal
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
The Breeze
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
The V
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Panasonic
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
It Goes
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
San Ber'dino
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
All-View Motel
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slappin Skeeters Elwhall
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Donut Run Waka Beach
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Haus Frau Waka Beach
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Scare-Master Waka Beach
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
My First 14er Waka Beach
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Get A Handle On It Elwhall
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Waka/Jawaka Waka Beach
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cut the Mustard Waka Beach
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
One Shot Deal Elwhall
 10
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Breeze Elwhall
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The V Elwhall
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Panasonic Elwhall
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
It Goes Elwhall
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
San Ber'dino Elwhall
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
All-View Motel Elwhall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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