1) Western Front Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Barbies are Buddhas Too area topo.
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
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
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
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Prog-Gnosis 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Washington
: ... : Upper Wall
Prog-Gnosis 5.10c ** 80' F(9b)Begin in the short inside corner between "Fight or Flight" and "Opti-Mystic", and climb the right side, then traverse left, then back right to the arete and on to the chain anchors on top. A sustained difficult lower half culminates in the mid-level crux followed by the easier somewhat run-out upper half....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
BETA PHOTO: Western Front - Lower Wall topo from the west.
BETA PHOTO: Western Front - Upper Wall topo - from the west
BETA PHOTO: Little Pine Rock topo
BETA PHOTO: Western Front topo
BETA PHOTO: Burge Mtn., Western Front Topo
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.