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The Apron (aka Highway Rock) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8382, -117.7566 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kBobby Hanson on Jun 18, 2012  with updates from Nick Sweeney
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Description 

The large slabs just below the highest of the domes visible from the road.

Slab climbing abounds here. There is also great potential for sport climbing development on the steep face at the bottom.

Bring a large brush if you plan on climbing these routes. They are mossy, but the rock is very featured. Many knobs and dishes.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, head east along the road to the large clearing. You can't miss the Apron. Bushwhack in to the base, and scramble up to the slabs on either the left or the right side of the steep face. The scrambling is mostly 3rd class.

Climbing Season

For the Spokane Area area.

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 The Apron (aka Highway Rock)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Apron (aka Highway Rock):
Orion   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hi way rock, mile post 28 st route 291, about 6 mi...

Highway Love 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Washington : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : The Apron (aka Highway Rock...
Right side of the "Apron". Ground level to the highway. Follow the newly added path along the base of the cliff. Route starts behind a boulder. Line is nearly, perfectly straight. Thin face climbing and sequential movement. Kudos if you get the onsight! *Beta* Start a few feet left and traverse right into the first bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Robert Hammett
Sep 17, 2015
The brush has been recently cleared away and getting to the base is now quite easy.
By Nick Sweeney
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 28, 2015
This area has been seeing a ton of development lately, and is home to multiple multipitch sport routes as well as a handful of single-pitch routes.
By Troy Isakson
From: Spokane, WA
May 7, 2017
Do not climb on the bottom of this wall. Stay off property that has the No Trespassing signs. The little road/entrance near The Apron/Highway Rock is off limits for access. The sign in the middle of this drive marks the boundary for the "off-limit" area. However, just past the sign in the road is the boundary and you can climb all routes on Banana Split dome and to the east. Enter via the road with address marked "7406" and enter through the gate. Park near the picnic tables.

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