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Volunteer Park Water Tower 

Seattle Urban Climbing Rock Climbing 

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Structures & bridges in the urban Seattle area that can be climbing.
Note: climbing some of these is at best discouraged & at worst illegal. Climb at your own risk!
Also be sure to check out the UW Climbing Wall.

Getting There 

In and around the greater Seattle area.

Climbing Season

For the Central-West Cascades & Seattle area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Seattle Urban Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Seattle Urban Climbing:
Volunteer Park Water Tower (traverse)   V1 5     Boulder, 130'   Volunteer Park Water Tower
Volunteer Park Water Tower   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Volunteer Park Water Tower
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Featured Route For Seattle Urban Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the tower

Volunteer Park Water Tower 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Volunteer Park Water Tower
Three fun expanses of brick wall, separated by cement ledges. Brick is uneven with lots of little holds and pockets. Route will depend on which side of the tower you choose to climb. Watch out for the cement ledges, from underneath they look positive, but they are slopers!You can also spend an enjoyable afternoon traversing around the base of the tower....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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