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Donut Run

5.7, Sport, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 16 votes
FA: Steve Teufert and Dennis Doyle
Washington > Olympics & Paci… > Elwha River > Waka Beach

Description

The doughnuts are most likely crab fossils dating from about 38 to 40 million years ago, in any event climbers seem to appreciate stepping on them. Just fun climbing up more SS glue-ins.

Location

Last route on the short wall behind a log leaning up against the first cliff encountered along the beach.

Protection

Bolts

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3Toed Relay, Bigfoot Sprint, and Donut Run. First Three routes you see when entering the Waka Beach crag.
[Hide Photo] 3Toed Relay, Bigfoot Sprint, and Donut Run. First Three routes you see when entering the Waka Beach crag.
Climbing during Covid-19
[Hide Photo] Climbing during Covid-19
One of the larger fossils in one of the many layers found here. (Ammonite?)
[Hide Photo] One of the larger fossils in one of the many layers found here. (Ammonite?)
Pagan on Donut Run
[Hide Photo] Pagan on Donut Run

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Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Awesome bulbous rock features and other cool indentation in rock is what gives this short route its stars. Jul 24, 2018
rob bauer
Golden, CO
 
[Hide Comment] I'm no expert, but 3.5 Billion yrs ago seems much too long ago... Eurypterids, AKA sea scorpions, became extinct about 251 million years ago. These fossils looked more like big Ammonites to me, which lived about 65-240 Million years ago. Either way, WAY cool and we need an expert opinion. Sep 20, 2019
Mack Johnson
Silverdale, WA
 
[Hide Comment] They are rad to step on too
Nice movement, some good pulls. Jun 6, 2020
Meredith E.
Bainbridge Island, WA
[Hide Comment] Geology lesson for the day: This is the Hoko River formation, dating to the late Eocene. Most common fossils are crabs, which you might find if one of those blobs pops out of the wall. Super fun climbing on relatively young sandstone! Jun 6, 2020