Elevation: 2,459 ft
GPS: 47.785, -120.834 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: MisterE Wolfe on Apr 12, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

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

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. Please park west of the residential road so the residents can use the pullout to access the road.

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 towards the cliff band on BLM land.

A cat used to follow me up the trail!

23 Total Climbs

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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.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
[Unknown - Orange Route]
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
[Unknown - Flake Route]
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
The Crystal Method
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
[Unknown - Undercling Route]
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Airborn Ranger
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
[Unknown - Blade Route]
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
[Unknown - Nose Route]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Cave route
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
[Unknown - Shorty Route]
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
[Unknown - Roof Crack Route]
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 5
Heart Transplant
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
[Unknown - Orange Route] Cave Wall
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
[Unknown - Flake Route] Cave Wall
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Crystal Method Mod Squad
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
[Unknown - Undercling Route] Cave Wall
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Airborn Ranger Balcony
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
[Unknown - Blade Route] Cave Wall
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
[Unknown - Nose Route] Cave Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Cave route Cave Wall
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
[Unknown - Shorty Route] Cave Wall
 5
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
[Unknown - Roof Crack Route] Cave Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Heart Transplant Cave Wall
 5
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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