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Three O'clock Rock

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20th Century Clock S 
Big Tree 2000 T 
Big Tree, The T 
Bushy Galore T 
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect S 
Cornucopia  T 
Ginsu T 
Magic Bus T 
Masters of the Universe S 
Penny Lane T 
Pucker Up S 
Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone), The T 
Rash, The T 
Road to Nowhere T 
Silent Running T 
Till Broad Daylight T 
Total Soul T 
Under the Bored Walk S 

Three O'clock Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 48.15921, -121.61707 View Map  Incorrect?
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Several large, smooth, slabby buttresses, generally quite clean.

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Three O'clock Rock:
The Big Tree   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Under the Bored Walk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Till Broad Daylight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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'   
The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
20th Century Clock   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Silent Running   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
Total Soul   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the first pitch of The Kone

The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Three O'clock Rock
P1 - Climb up the middle of the sweeping slab between left facing flakes. Aim for the left side of an overlap. Great pro (bolts and gear to 1.5 in cracks on the side) all the way up. Clip the last bolt below the overhang, then pass it on the right (can put more pro in above the bolt). P2 - A short pitch leads up and left past three bolts to an anchor beneath the left of two overlaps. P3 - Pass the overlap to the left (7) or straight up through the middle (9). Follow knobby face to the next ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Jimmy Sledd
From: Bozeman, Montana
Jul 7, 2014
A large rockfall occurred on the North Buttress of Three O'Clock Rock sometime within the past 2 weeks (i.e. last week of June). A large white scar is visible near the top of the rock, and scars from impacting debris are visible along the lower slabs.

The affected area is to climbers' right of the route Total Soul, which should be fine. Affected routes may include Penny Lane, Revolver, and Silent Running. The condition of the bolts and anchors on these routes are unknown. Expect debris, including dangerous loose blocks, on affected routes and be prepared for damaged hardware. I'll try to head up with some bolt hangers within the next few months and replace any that are damaged; if you have the equipment to do so, bring a few along next time you're in D-town.

Be safe!
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.

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