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Metaline Falls Rock Climbing 

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Such a pleasant​ corner of the state.


This area lies right outside the town of Metaline Falls, Wa. Large, sweeping limestone hover above. The area is very large so sun or shade can be chased all day. The rock is amazingly good limestone with an array of routes to choose from from easy to moderate to crap your pants hard.

Getting There 

From the town of Metaline Falls head north up Boundary RD. Once you reach a transformer station on your right there will be another road. Take a right on this road up to the fork. Go right at the fork and you will be at the parking lot. From here you can walk down to the crags.

Climbing Season

For the Northeast Corner & Spokane area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Metaline Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Metaline Falls:
Bar Brawling Bitches   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Girlfriend Wall
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Featured Route For Metaline Falls
Rock Climbing Photo: BBB, circa 2007

Bar Brawling Bitches 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Washington : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : Girlfriend Wall
Overhang, vertical, slab! What more could you want? This route has it all on great holds. Start on the overhang and cill the crux early. Move up the rock to slab and veer left....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the "parking lot" (read primit...
BETA PHOTO: View from the "parking lot" (read primit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearby Peewee falls is well worth seeing if you ma...
Nearby Peewee falls is well worth seeing if you ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: The turnoff at the power transformer
BETA PHOTO: The turnoff at the power transformer
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the last bit of the approach road. If your...
BETA PHOTO: This is the last bit of the approach road. If your...

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By Jacob Schmidt
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 1, 2017
This place is deserving of more attention, although I hesitate to say so as the remoteness and seclusion are a big part of what makes this place great. I hold that contradiction in both hands as I make it easier for people to find their way to this sleepy corner of Washington.

If you really want to get around you need a copy of Inland Northwest Rock Climbs by Marty Bland. Mountain Gear should still have a few copies of it. There are supposedly 71 bolted routes at the various crags and there is potential for many more. Most of this was bolted by Marty and friends to whom we Spokane climbers must pay out respects.

There is a big hill accross Flume Creek with a massive overhang and several very tall slabs awaiting the cleaning efforts of the next intrepid pioneers. I believe there are still some open projects in the upper 5.14 and possibly 5.15 range at the Arena as well.

This place really could use some more (respectful) traffic.

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