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Morning Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 48.89239, -118.69927 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the 2nd large rock formation on the north side of the river seen when driving west from Curlew (about 5 miles out of town) - the first is private land and not open for climbing. Morning Rock is also private land but the current owner is eager to encourage climbing here (calling it the "Kettle Bluffs" he has posted some signage at the base along the road).

The main face of Morning Rock is over 250' tall and offers a variety (sport, mixed and trad) of good to excellent climbing. The lower and smaller faces are more moderate.

Getting There 

Drive west from Curlew on the gravel road (north side of the river - turn at the CFN fuel tanks), about 6 miles. Park along the road and hike up the short hill to the base of the face.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.4 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',12],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Morning Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: "In Depth"

In Depth 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Washington : Okanogan : ... : Morning Rock - Central
IN DEPTH 5.9+ **** (R) (3 pitches) GNamed for the jamming, the seriousness of the undertaking and the vivid description of an early ascentionist, this fine route climbs the prominent offwidth left of the central arete.P1 (70', 5.7+) - Fun and well protected, a set of chains has been installed for toproping.P2 (100', 5.9+ R) - Scary, runout and awkward but it's probably a classic! Take lots of big gear and belay above the alcove.P3 (70', 5.7) - Continue straight up the crac...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Morning Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Morning Rock from across the river
Morning Rock from across the river
Rock Climbing Photo: Kara looks over the Kettle River from the west fac...
Kara looks over the Kettle River from the west fac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morning Rock from the south
Morning Rock from the south

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