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Upper Southwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 48.64331, -119.44896 View Map  Incorrect?
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Located at the SW end of the upper West slope. Not much to speak of but fine as it's along the way to other areas.

Getting There 

There are a variety of approaches, perhaps the most enjoyable is from the North across the long sloping west side of the Main Canyon. Park as for Little West Canyon, and after 5 minutes hiking along the access trail and at the shallow rock lined drainage (directly west of the large erratic boulder) angle uphill to the south, staying on the west slope above the Little West Canyon. Pass the 4 pines and head along the slope below the upper west crag - about 30 minutes total approach time.

From the south end of the Little West Canyon head east as if heading towards the Main Canyon. The SW facing cliff is located on the left about 2/3rds of the way up the slope.

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Storm Warning 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Washington : Okanogan : ... : Upper Southwest Face
STORM WARNING 5.9 ** 45'’ F (5b)On the right side of the South face, beginning on the large ledge half way up, climb to the chains at the lip....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper SW Face from the SW.
BETA PHOTO: Upper SW Face from the SW.

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