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Fun Forest Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,103'
Location: 47.40003, -121.45989 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Manning on Aug 8, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: The wildlife tunnel; bring a headlamp!


Small (~half dozen routes), south-facing freeway-side crag sporting Index-like fine-grained granite in a secluded yet noisy setting. Mix of cracks, bolts, and bolted flaring cracks. Likely wet most of the year, but a good place to check out if you are in the area and/or want to beat the crowds at the other North Bend exits.

Getting There 

Traveling from the west, take Exit 47 off I-90. Turn left at the junction from the off ramp, then right at the T intersection (onto NF-9034). Drive for a minute and turn left at the first opportunity (NF-5800). Pass some private property on the right which boasts firewood for sale and keep a sharp eye out on the left for a tunnel under the freeway (you can also see the rock through the trees on the other side of I-90). After you spot the tunnel and the rock, find a place to park off the road and walk back to and through the tunnel. Fun Forest is immediately beyond the wildlife tunnel under the freeway. Approach time ~ 3 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Fun Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fun Forest:
Left side crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Boots in the Snow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
E-Ticket   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Fun Forest
Rock Climbing Photo: E-Ticket, 5.10c

E-Ticket 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Fun Forest
Slap and crimp your way up the bolted face on the detatched pillar. A fun but tricky route with delicate climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Pawel Janowski
From: WA
Oct 6, 2015
Anyone know what the two bolted cracks directly in front of you when you approach from the tunnel are? They share same start, then one goes left, one right.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Oct 6, 2015
I don't have a copy with me to check, but I thought that most of the routes here are in Darryl Cramer's "Sky Valley Rock" (even though this is not Skykomish Valley).

I'll be able to check my copy in about a month. In the meantime, see if you can find a copy, and tell me if I'm imagining things...
By andyD123
From: Lakewood
Jul 9, 2016
Jon, is there any chance you ever checked "Sky Valley Rock"? I've never been able to find a copy of that guide, and i would appreciate more info on this area as it is a cool little spot.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 9, 2016
Oh my, I completely forgot, sorry. But once again, I am away from my copy...this time until July 18. I just made a note to myself to check it then.
By andyD123
From: Lakewood
Jul 11, 2016
Awesome, really appreciate it
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 19, 2016
There are two right-facing crack-shallow corners, somewhat right-trending on the left half of the crag. The left one is "The mystical garden of free-wheeling animals" 11b, and the right one is "Flight to Mars" 11b.

About midway up 'Mystical', the route veers a little left, while the crack system goes right. Maybe this is what Pawel was asking about.

It has been about 35 years since I did these routes, so I can't recall much. Somewhere, I have a pic of me leading the former route. If I find it, I'll post.

But maybe I'll just head out there soon. With a refreshed memory and fresh pics, I'd feel more confident about posting the routes.
By slim
Jul 20, 2016
i did mystical, maybe a month or so ago and it is all bolts now. good route with some funky planar liebacking...

i also TR'd mars, but IIRC the upper part was insanely dirty, wet, and mossy.
By Kyle Elliott
From: Everett, WA
Aug 1, 2016
Headed up to fun Forest yesterday. A very unfriendly local told me there is no parking anywhere on the road, and I would be towed. He basically said leave the area, and I didn't want any trouble so I just went to exit 38.
By Ben Varner
From: Seattle, WA
Aug 2, 2017
Kyle, I was out there last summer and a local asked us to park north of the bridge about a mile past the trail to the tunnel. Looks like you hit USFS land just before getting to the bridge.
By Caitlin Coloma
Sep 13, 2017
Watch out for a wasps next inside the tree roots that are shaped like a bench in between left crack (bolt crack) and boots in the snow. Sat on it, hives all over, no fun :(((

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