The majority of Ozone is likely owned by Washington Department of Transportation. Climbing is not officially condoned or acknowledged, though they are aware that it's happening. Every climber here must adhere to the following guidelines if we want to maintain long-term access:
1.) DON'T GET HURT! Rescues are the biggest liability and headache. Make conservative climbing choices and be crystal-clear about commands to your partner. 2.) Park legally! Your vehicle must be within the white line and perpendicular to the road. No parking parallel to the road; this is to save space as well as make it easier when leaving. No parking along the guard rail or anywhere except the two pullouts. 3.) Pack everything out! Wrappers, poop, banana peels, all of it. If your thing falls down the slope, retrieve it. 4.) Dogs must be on good behavior. Better yet, leave them at home. If they're digging or chasing wildlife or barking, put them back in the car. 5.) Leave your music player at home and enjoy your intoxicants somewhere else.
It is absolutely ESSENTIAL that climbers keep themselves off the radar here or we risk access to one of the region's most popular crags.
Pretty sustained, somewhat pumpy and not terribly technical, this route is a good way to get the blood flowing and get warmed up for the rest of your day.
The classic way to start this route is to simply step out over the gap from the comfortable belay ledge to the wall and start climbing, but if you screw it up you'll fall on the horrible impaling tree stump six feet down. If that seems too sketchy you can always start to the left and traverse to the first bolt.
If I had to pick out a crux I'd say it's between the second and third bolts, but frankly it's all pretty similar. Good rail-pulls the whole way up and a very slight overhang make for a solid, sustained route.
Look for a line of bolts above a gap between the wall and the rock promontory--that's Helm's Deep.