Elevation: 874 ft
GPS: 47.493, -123.289 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 14,904 total · 804/month
Shared By: Jim Kimball on Feb 8, 2018
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
Today
72°F - 55°F 22°C - 13°C
Tue
75°F - 57°F 24°C - 14°C
Wed
67°F - 54°F 19°C - 12°C
Thu
73°F - 56°F 23°C - 13°C
Fri
73°F - 55°F 23°C - 13°C
Sat
71°F - 55°F 22°C - 13°C

Description

Lake Cushman area has several small walls up to about 70’.

From Scott Beguin's original page for this area:

Small rock climbing area adjacent to Lake Cushman, WA.
There are a handful of routes located on mossy, metamorphic rock. Lake Cushman is a large, man-made reservoir located on the road to Staircase, the Southeastern-most entrance to the Olympic National Park.

Getting There

From Hoodsport, travel 13 miles along N Lake Cushman road (towards Staircase) to pull out on left. Pullout has large portable toilet and nose in parking. The majority of the areas are across the road. Follow climbers trail 30’ west of parking all approaches are about five minutes.

From Scott Beguin's original page for this area:

From I-5, take the Port Angeles Exit onto Highway 101. Head North on 101 for nearly 35 miles. Take a left on WA-119 and drive up the road past the Lake Cushman State Park, past the Big Creek Campground. 4 miles past the stop sign is a pull-out on the right (lake) side of the road. Look for the obvious rocks.

22 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Lake Cushman Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Lake Cushman

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Original route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Reclamation project
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Moss scrubber
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
School rock
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Stempy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
For the love of zinc
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Tadpoles of a lesser frog
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Lichen the moss
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Ren
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Dangling participle
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The back page
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
X Rock
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original route Reclamation wall
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Reclamation project Reclamation wall
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moss scrubber Reclamation wall
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
School rock Open book
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Stempy Reclamation wall
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
For the love of zinc Reclamation wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tadpoles of a lesser frog Reclamation wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lichen the moss Reclamation wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ren Reclamation wall
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Dangling participle Open book
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The back page Open book
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
X Rock X Rock
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Lake Cushman »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos