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Exfoliation Dome & Proxima Wall

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Exfoliation Dome & Proxima Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 48.14527, -121.59352 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jon Nelson on Dec 31, 2013
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A stylin' Chris Greyell leads off Pitch 5. Photo ...


Large granite mountain, roughly in the shape of an elongated, ridged dome.

Getting There 

Drive S. from Darrington. Take the left fork of the Clear Creek logging road, about five miles from the pavement. After crossing the second of two gravelly washes, park and head up the dry streambed (the first is a bit rough for some cars, but if you park here it is only about 1/3 of a mile to the second one where most people park).

To reach the base of the walls, climb a thousand feet on the granite slab approach known as the Granite Sidewalk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Exfoliation Dome & Proxima Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Exfoliation Dome & Proxima Wall:
Blueberry Buttress   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
Dark Rhythm   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Ancient Melodies   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1100'   
Jacobs Ladder, 5.10b A-1 or 5.11b   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch four of Jacob's Ladder, Exfoliation Dome.

Jacobs Ladder, 5.10b A-1 or 5.11b 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
Jacob's Ladder is one of the newer routes in Darrington. It ascends the west side of Exfoliation Dome, with a fairly steep and blunt buttress rising from a slabby apron.The route is steeper than many of the routes in the nearby area, and requires edging and some crack climbing technique in addition to good friction climbing skills. The crux is well bolted and the 5.10 climber can aid the 5.11 part. Much of the climbing is bolt protected and the pro is solid anywhere the climbing is difficult,...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By oretro
May 27, 2017
We went up there yesterday, clearing logs in the road. We started the approach, but we backed off after hiking 15-20 minutes. The rock is still seeping pretty significantly, and with the angle of the slab, we thought it would be a pretty wet and sketchy descent in the dark.
Unless you are experienced at getting up and down the Granite Sidewalk, consider waiting to try this route until Darrington is in summer conditions.
By Curtveld
Jul 31, 2017
The rocky wash on the drive in is pretty rough for 2WD. No problem, just park there and add 15 minutes of road walking. Problem is, there is only space for one car without blocking the turnaround. Better plan is to get your buddy with AWD to bring his rig!

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