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1) Western Front

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1) Western Front Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,300'
Location: 48.78414, -119.27667 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Sean Speegle on Jan 9, 2011
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Western Front 

13 marked routes, mostly bolted, 2 mixed, 1 trad ranging from 5.3 (I didn't decide these) to 5.11-...partially shaded, SHORTEST HIKE FROM PARKING AREA, mostly secluded with occasional locals

Getting There 

ask in town of Tonasket or check back here for updated address/directions/gps coordinates
approach is 7-15 minute hike from parking area to climbing, depending on which area you're headed to

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 1) Western Front

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 1) Western Front:
Guys and Dolls   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   Lower Wall
Opti-Mystic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
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Featured Route For 1) Western Front
Rock Climbing Photo: "Out of Sight" and "Out of Mind&quo...

Out of Sight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Okanogan : ... : Lower Wall
OUT OF SIGHT 5.11a ** (75’) F (7b)Start behind the fir tree at the far NW end of Burge. Climb the middle of the steep face through the initial overhang, continue up the slab, through the middle overhang (crux), and traverse right above to climb the final headwall to the 2 bolt anchors on top. Excellent climbing on surprisingly good rock (that stays dry in a light rain, and shaded till mid afternoon)....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of 1) Western Front Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Front - Lower Wall topo from the west.
BETA PHOTO: Western Front - Lower Wall topo from the west.
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Front - Upper Wall topo - from the west
BETA PHOTO: Western Front - Upper Wall topo - from the west
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Pine Rock topo
BETA PHOTO: Little Pine Rock topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Front topo
BETA PHOTO: Western Front topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Burge Mtn., Western Front Topo
BETA PHOTO: Burge Mtn., Western Front Topo

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By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
Jul 29, 2014
The Western Front is the first cliff you see when approaching from the parking area. It has a variety of routes from 5.3 to 5.11, 50 to 150' long, on rock that varies from okay to excellent. Most are bolted sport routes, but some need gear. It includes 3 distinct areas;
Lower Western Front - 16 routes, short west to northwest facing lower cliff on the far left, closest to parking area. There are 3 distinct sections where the routes are densely concentrated - left, middle and right. Approached from either the left or right ends.
Upper Western Front - 10 routes, the taller upper cliffs, best approached from the right end of the lower cliff.
Little Pine Rock - 6 routes, the far right end of the upper cliffs, just before reaching the Main Wall. Best approached from the boulder field at the base of the Main Wall.

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