Three O'clock Rock Rock Climbing
Winter scenery from Three O Clock Rock - Clear Cre...
Several large, smooth, slabby buttresses, generally quite clean.
Drive a few miles southeast of Darrington on the (paved) Mountain Loop Highway. Take turnoff on right (#2060), just across from a campground. This gravel road is also known as the Clear Creek logging road. Drive five or six miles up this road. Stay right on the main fork at about five miles, and soon come to the Eightmile Creek Trailhead (parking on the left, sign and trail on the right).
The trail climbs steeply through second growth and soon enters tall trees. There are some impressive old cedars along the way and about forty minutes from the car the trail leaves the woods and crosses an old somewhat overgrown talus slope. The trail bumps right into the rock at the base of Silent Running (an excellent 7 pitch climb, 5.10a).
Weather station 6.3 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Three O'clock Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Three O'clock Rock:
The Rash 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Magic Bus 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Total Soul 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Featured Route For Three O'clock Rock
Silent Running 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WA
: Northwest Region
: ... : Three O'clock Rock
Classic climb that climbs the middle of the shield on Three O'clock Rock. All bolts are new and in great shape. The first six pitches go at 5.9+ and does not require doing the last pitch, which goes at 5.10b, as you rap the route you came up.Pitch #1 - 5.6: Climb from the low point of the slab from where the Eight Mile Creek Trail meets the cliff and goes along its base. There is a bolt about 20 feet above the right-facing dihedral. Then climb to the anchors. 170 feet.Pitch #2 - 5.8:...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
By Shaun Johnson
Feb 2, 2015
I am not sure if any bolts were replaced after the recent rockfall. I climbed Silent Running this last week. YES IN JANUARY! I only notice one that had been bent. It is located somewhere mid-route, it still looks fine, and it is still clip-able.