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Elevation: 2,459 ft
GPS: 47.7849, -120.83398
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Shared By: MisterE Wolfe on Apr 12, 2019 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

A steep, south-west facing cluster of granitic crags with great rock, Nason Ridge has a decent variety of climbs, mostly 5.10 and up.

There are four main areas, listed from left/uphill to right/downhill:

The approach trail takes you to the base of the corner that separates the cave wall and the balcony

The routes are mostly bolted with fixed anchors, but there is at least one moderate trad route.

Getting There Suggest change

Just east of Merritt and before Nason Ridge road is a small pull-out on either side of an obvious residential access road on the north side of the highway. This pullout is a slow car turn-off pullout. Please park west of the residential road so the residents can use the pullout to access the road. This residential road is called Untracked Lane. 

DO NOT USE DRIVEWAYS OR RESIDENTIAL ROAD FOR ACCESS. 

Step into the forest just east of the residential road and continue north, parallel to the road. Sometimes it's a bit overgrown, but persevere and you'll enter some more open woods and pick up a distinct trail that switchbacks up to the crag. Also, access to this area crosses private property, so be considerate, quiet and please keep your dog on a leash. Keep all residential development on your left as you head for the trail.

When you get clear of the forest and above the private residences, continue up and left on a well-tracked steep trail towards the cliff band on BLM land. The trail splits off left at one point but keep going right. It will take you to the ledge between the Cave Wall and the balcony.

A cat used to follow me up the trail!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nason Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
[Unknown - Dike Route]
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
[Unknown - Orange Route]
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
[Unknown - Flake Route]
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
The Crystal Method
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
[Unknown - Undercling Route]
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
[Unknown - Blade Route]
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
[Unknown - Nose Route]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Cave route
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Full Rambo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Flying Birds
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Heart Transplant
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
[Unknown - Dike Route] (b) Cave Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
[Unknown - Orange Route] (b) Cave Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
[Unknown - Flake Route] (b) Cave Wall
 11
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Crystal Method (d) Mod Squad
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
[Unknown - Undercling Route] (b) Cave Wall
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
[Unknown - Blade Route] (b) Cave Wall
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
[Unknown - Nose Route] (b) Cave Wall
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cave route (b) Cave Wall
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Full Rambo (b) Cave Wall
 11
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flying Birds (b) Cave Wall
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Heart Transplant (b) Cave Wall
 7
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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