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Avenging the Goddess Kring T 
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Arch Enemy T 
Bonobo, The T 
Chasin' the Lizard T 
Claw, The T,TR 
Cricket, The T 
Jane Goodall S 
Kubla Khan and the Fountain of Eternal Stoke T 
Millipede , The TR 
Orangutan , The T 
Rattletale T 
Shrew, The S 
Snake, The T,TR 
Source, The S 
Wasp, The T 
With Man Gone Will There Be Hope For Gorilla T 
ze Squid T,TR 

Rattletale Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8243, -121.5613 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This large, secluded cliff in the forest is named after its first route, which features a classic hand crack in a corner. But it has numerous other classic crack and face climbs as well as plenty of potential for newer lines.

Getting There 

Approach from the Lookout Point trail.
From the initial bridge at the start of the trail, hike up the hill to the crest. From here, if you want to check out the excellent Zelda boulders go left. But for Rattletale (and the rest of Lookout Point), continue on, going down slightly and across a flat region to Midnite boulder. Pass the boulder and enter a boulder-talus field. In about 5-10 min, reach a T-intersection, still in the boulder-talus field. Go left. Continue across and up for another 5-10 min to reach Rattletale. The trail hits the wall just right of the Rattletale route.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rattletale Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattletale Wall:
The Cricket   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Chasin' the Lizard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Snake   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rattletale   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
The Shrew   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
The Source   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
ze Squid   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Amphibian    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
The Claw   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Orangutan    5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
The Bonobo   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 70'   
Avenging the Goddess Kring   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 200'   
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Featured Route For Rattletale Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Splitter hands on pitch 2.

Rattletale 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Washington : Index : ... : Rattletale Wall
This is one of Index's finest hand cracks and well worth the approach hike. Has three short, but athletic, pitches.P1: Start on some broken face cracks trending up and left to a nice right-facing corner. Crux is low in the corner. End at large ledge. P2: Prominent hand crack in a right-leaning, right-facing corner. Crack which starts as perfect hands and finishes as wide hands (or layback). P3: Deep corner slot, also right-facing, with two cracks. You can do a wide stem and jam the thinner, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Korrigan
Sep 29, 2012
Super sweet route. The second pitch is pumpy but has good jams.

The setting is really nice, views are good.
By Stamati
From: Bellingham, WA
May 14, 2017
Lots of new route activity here. Expect this to become a destination crag.

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