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Lower West Side Rock Climbing 

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Old Man McLaughlin at the end of the South Canyon


The south end of the long east face of the South Canyon, from about where the hanging valley starts to end (with the boulder filled erosion gully cutting down along the west edge) to the end of the face.

This somewhat secluded face is bigger than it looks (about 190' tall), with some fun face climbing on mostly excellent rock.

Getting There 

From the county road parking area hike south down the flat trail through the Main Canyon to the end of the South Canyon (1.5 miles - 30 minutes). At the large erosion gully on the right side, traverse along the boulder strewn base of the cliff. Approach the main face from the big ledges in the middle area (directly below the large boulder at the top of the face).

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Water Touching Stone 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Washington : Okanogan : ... : Lower West Side
WATER TOUCHING STONE 5.11c *** 95’ F (12b)Begin 10’ right of “South Side of the Sky” in the shallow alcove with black water stains. Climb up and right of the small vertical crack to the headwall above. Continue directly up sustained, challenging, varied climbing with multiple cruxes to the 2 ring anchors. This route is slow to dry out in the spring....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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