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Elevation: 3,919 ft 1,195 m
GPS: 48.14531, -121.59348
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Description Suggest change

Exfoliation Dome is a granite mountain. "With no simple route up or down".
Some guy named Beckey did the first ascent back in the '70s by way of the northeast face, a face with a reputation of being dirty, bushy, and covered in lichen. Mr. Beckey pronounced the Dome “quite possibly the most difficult 4,000 foot peak in the State of Washington” and he is probably right. Though the west face, called Blueberry Hill, is less steep and less vegetated than Witch Doctor Wall where Mr. Beckey went.
-Matt Perkins

There are two main faces:
Blueberry Hill is the West Face
Witch Doctor Wall is the East Face

More information and a topo can be found at http://www.mattsea.com/Darr/dome.htm.

Getting There Suggest change

From Darrington, head south and turn on FS 2060 aka Frog Creek Road. Head down 2060 for roughly five miles, and take the left fork. 1/2 mile after the fork is a small pullout used to access Witch Doctor Wall. Continuing further, you will cross a washout or two, at the second one, there is parking to access Blueberry Hill, via the Granite Sidewalk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Exfoliation Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Chehalis
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Blueberry Buttress
Trad 7 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 21
Snagglepuss
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Westward Ho
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Top Cat
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Purdie Shuffle
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Dark Rhythm
Trad 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Snake Charmer
Trad 6 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 23
Ancient Melodies
Trad 10 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Jacobs Ladder, 5.10b A-1 or 5.11b
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chehalis N Exfo Crags > Salami Slabs
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Blueberry Buttress Blueberry Hill & Prox…
 43
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Snagglepuss N Exfo Crags > Salami Slabs
 21
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Westward Ho Blueberry Hill & Prox…
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Top Cat N Exfo Crags > Salami Slabs
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Purdie Shuffle N Exfo Crags > Salami Slabs
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Dark Rhythm Blueberry Hill & Prox…
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Snake Charmer Witch Doctor Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Ancient Melodies Blueberry Hill & Prox…
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 10 pitches
Jacobs Ladder, 5.10b A-1 or… Blueberry Hill & Prox…
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
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