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Elevation: 788 ft
GPS: 46.666, -118.226 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Gabe MS on Apr 2, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Description

Five or six hard climbs on vertical to overhanging small basalt columns. The farthest right one had most of its bolts chopped and was supposedly the easiest one (maybe 5.11a). The second from the right (the first full line of bolts on the right) is a 5.12c, the one to the left is at least a 5.13 and the routes to the left of it are all open projects. The routes are long: a 60 m will probably work, but a 70 m is better to be safe.

The park can get very crowded on weekends but there are rarely any climbing crowds because all the routes are hard, the rock is coated in a fine layer of silt from the nearby rapids (which makes for slippery, dirty holds) and the rock can be loose and weird.

Unsure of park policy on new route development.

Getting There

Park at Palouse falls state park ($10 parking fee) and walk down the trail towards the falls. After going down the railroad grade, walk for another several hundred feet. Approach is approx 1/2 mile. The climbs are on the slightly overhanging, silty northeast-facing cliff.

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Ashley Shewmaker   Pullman
I visited the falls for the first time this week. I see numerous routes bolted but they all look very dirty, cobwebs and animal droppings everywhere. Is this area climbed? What are these routes rated? Jul 1, 2018

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