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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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BETA PHOTO: Barbies are Buddhas Too area topo.

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]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',4],['5.8',3],['5.9',8],['5.10',9],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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: Jenny pulling the crux on Barbies Are Buddhas Too

Barbies are Buddhas Too 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Okanogan : ... : Lower Wall
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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.