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Big Snag Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 48.45384, -122.63036 View Map  Incorrect?
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Not to be confused with Snag Buttress on the Main Wall, Big Snag Wall is tucked among the firs on the lower SW part of the Mountain. Big Snag has three fine moderates and a tougher face packed into a 40’ wide section of the wall. You could probably top rope any of these routes by descending (roped) from the Orange Wall Trail to the anchors.

Climbs face SW but the lower part is well shaded by large trees. The ground is getting trampled and starting to erode, so please limit your impact.

Getting There 

Reaching Big Snag is not terribly difficult but definitely not simple. From the lower trailhead, hike to Black Wall, then continue left and up the obvious trail several hundred more yards. Or, from the upper mountain, descend the Skyline Trail a fair ways then turn left on a side trail shortly after the junction to Orange Wall. The turnoff is in a grove of large cedars where the soil is often squishy, from which the access trail drops steadily to the wall. The length (~20 minutes) and difficulty of both approaches is about the same – would you rather grunt before or after climbing? These descriptions will likely be insufficient your first time, so go with a local or have the guidebook in hand – Rockin’ on the Rock by Kloke and Thompson

Climbing Season

For the Mount Erie area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Snag Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Snag Wall:
Outer Space    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Big Snag Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Fiddling in a nut on the bouldery start to Outer S...

Outer Space 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Big Snag Wall
One of the better 5.8 cracks at Erie, though comparison to the uber-classic Leavenworth splitter is a stretch. Starts steep and bouldery, then rolls over a bit with some smeary footing. The crack width is highly variable, occasionally widening enough for finger or hand jams. The leader might want a nut tool, as this climb seems to collect leaf debris....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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