Elevation: 2,972 ft
GPS: 48.149, -121.591 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Davidson on Oct 27, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Description

The Witch Doctor Wall is home to the first climbs in the Clear Creek Area. It is the northeast side of Exfoliation Dome. It is uncharacteristic of other Darrington Climbing area in that it is extremely steep.

Getting There

Park at a small pullout shortly after crossing the bridge, about 1/2 mile from the fork. There is an overgrown logging road that cuts back north on the left. Hike the old road for a quarter mile until a switchback at a creek. Enter the forest and follow a faint climbers trail, handrailing the creek for about 30 minutes until you can see the boulder field and wall. Go up hill 50m or so to access the boulder field. Traverse Left over boulders and thru tree bands to access the Witch Doctor Wall

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Steph Abegg
Bellingham, WA
Steph Abegg   Bellingham, WA
Note: Although in general the Cascades Rock guidebook is spot on for its beta, in this case we found that the approach description in the guidebook has some errors that can be a bit confusing/misleading when you are in the midst of the approach. Here's a revised approach description:
"Hike in a clockwise arc around the north and east sides of Exfoliation Dome via the following: Walk south up the road from the parking area for a few meters to an old logging grade heading back NE into the forest. Hike the brushy road grade NE for a quarter mile until near the creek at a switchback. Climb up off the road grade into large timber via a faint climber trail going SE. Hike uphill through timber just right of the major creek until you get to the boulder field below the north side of the dome. Follow cairns up and left through the boulder field, crossing a thin band of brush midway up. From the top of the boulder field, head left and up a narrow wash (there are a couple to choose from); make your way to the left toe of the wall at a polished watercourse system running along the left side of the toe. Follow the base of the wall south and uphill until just before a major gully located left of the route." Aug 20, 2018