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Dorian's Dilemma T 
Fireballs T 
Gitmo Love Machine T 
Head Case T,S 
Pioneer (Spike) Route T 
Siege Tactics T 
Smoke Signals T 
Stone Soup T 

Northwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Sep 28, 2015


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Beacon Rock is open from July 15, 2016 through February 1st, 2017. See note for more details. MORE INFO >>>


This small area is located on the NW side of Beacon Rock, by the first parking area, and just prior to where the main hikers trail begins going up the rock.
Includes some new routes, as well as a few classic routes, including the first route up the rock, the Spike Route.

Getting There 

Walk up the main hikers trail, and you will find climbers trails going to the wall prior to where the hikers trail meets the wall, and begins going up the rock. There is a couple dozen routes in this area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Face:
Pioneer (Spike) Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Pioneer (Spike) Route topo.  The base/start is jus...

Pioneer (Spike) Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : Northwest Face
The original route to the summit of Beacon Rock, first climbed in the Summer of 1901 ( beaconrockclimbingassociation.... ). The route meanders all over the NW Face to follow the path of least resistance to the top. It is characterized by mostly 3rd-class hiking on dirty ledges, with a couple of short stretches of 4th-and 5th-class rock, on which the FA party, and others shortly thereafter, fixed long iron rods into the rock to aid their ascent up these "impossible" sections (no...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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