Elevation: 96 ft
GPS: 48.09666, -123.55679
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Shared By: Scott Underwood on Apr 12, 2016
Admins: 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!

PLEASE NOTE: the climbing in the Elwha River canyon is a privilege that can be taken away. The climbing resides within an area that is part of the river restoration project following the dam removal and is currently managed by Olympic National Park. As such, no camping, no fires and no dogs are allowed at the crags. Help us protect access, camp and have a fire somewhere else and leave your dogs at home.

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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
 29
Donut Run
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Haus Frau
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Scare-Master
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Bigfoot Sprint
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Elwhatusi
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
My First 14er
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Get A Handle On It
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Waka/Jawaka
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Cut the Mustard
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
The Trench
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
The Breeze
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Onions
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
It Goes
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Sum'bitch-Knockout
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
San Ber'dino
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Donut Run Waka Beach
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Haus Frau Waka Beach
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Scare-Master Waka Beach
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bigfoot Sprint Waka Beach
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Elwhatusi Waka Beach
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
My First 14er Waka Beach
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Get A Handle On It Elwhall
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Waka/Jawaka Waka Beach
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cut the Mustard Waka Beach
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Trench Elwhall
 14
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Breeze Elwhall
 30
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Onions Waka Beach
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
It Goes Elwhall
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sum'bitch-Knockout Waka Beach
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
San Ber'dino Elwhall
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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