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Headlight Point Rock Climbing 

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The southern most crag of the collection of crags known as "Interstate Park". Headlight Point is the first crag that is encountered as the trail levels off. One side of the crag faces I-90. The other side of the crag is made up of one side of a gully that leads to a huge chockstone called the "Block of Doom".

Getting There 

After the gated Exit 38 fire training center road crosses the river, cut right into the woods on a trail that follows the river. After following the trail uphill for approx. 15 minutes (and passing the right turnoff to the Gritscone Boulder), a small dirt turnoff trail to the right will appear. Follow this trail across, slightly down, and back up the ridge to the Interstate Park Crags and Headlight Point. Five minutes before you reach Headlight Point, another dirt trail leading downhill and right will appear that leads to another area called the Gun Show area. Headlight Point is the first or southern most of the Interstate Park Crags that are encountered.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Headlight Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Headlight Point:
Swerve   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Nocturnal Remission   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Swarm   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 50'   
Insomniac   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Carnage Before Bedtime   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Silent Service   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Headlight Point
Rock Climbing Photo: approximate line of Carnage Before Bedtime

Carnage Before Bedtime 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Headlight Point
Shared start with Swarm. Step right and pull through an overhanging section on good holds. Meet back up with Swarm toward the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Dylankw
May 12, 2015
Underneath the "Block of Doom," there's a route directly across from Tunnel of Love that looks like a traverse rout. Does anyone know what it's called/rated? It's not in my guidebook.
By Skf
Aug 4, 2016
The guide on rakkup by Todd Kutzke and Rob Klein has it as 'Unknown Traverse', 5.10+. The entry ends: " Getting to the first bolt is the crux. Not worth it."

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