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Routes in Three O'clock Rock

20th Century Clock S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Tree 2000 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Tree, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bushy Galore T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cornucopia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Dirt Circus T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ginsu T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Magic Bus T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Masters of the Universe S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mystery Tour T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Penny Lane T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pucker Up S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone), The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rash, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Revolver T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Road to Nowhere T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Silent Running T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tidbits – first pitch T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Till Broad Daylight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Total Soul T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Under the Bored Walk S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 700 ft, 7 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Curt Veldhuisen on Feb 24, 2018
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description [Suggest Change]

Revolver is another worthwhile multi-pitch route on the northern slab of 3 O'Clock Rock. Although overshadowed by it's neighbors, it has quality slab climbing and would be a popular classic at many other crags. Its 5 independent pitches are normally accessed by traversing leftward from Silent Running adding up to a 7 pitch outing.

Revolver's popularity is limited by two issues: It is the last climb on the face to dry out, and rockfall from above the route has damaged some bolts. Thankfully, rockfall occurred in the wet season when no climbers or hikers were present.

Details on each pitch are provided in the posted topo and the excellent guidebook Weekend Rock by David Whitelaw. If you take a copy of the topo, you should have no problem staying on route, with bolts to guide you.

Location [Suggest Change]

The route is located left of Silent Running, as shown in the topo. Looking straight up from the base of Silent Running, note a distinctive carrot-shaped pillar about 500' up where the wall steepens. Silent Running veers right of this feature, while Revolver crosses the shallow drainage and finishes to the left of the carrot.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Draws (8-10) plus a small rack of cams to 2". All belays and rappels are bolted for double rope rappels (50 m minimum). Most if not all old bolts were replaced, though some have been damaged by rock fall. Please post any updates on bolt conditions!


Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
Nice pics and route description here:… Feb 24, 2018

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