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Valley View West Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Laurel Fan on Jun 16, 2011  with updates from Ben Gilkison


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This crag has solid rock, with both trad and sport routes. It stays in the shade till 2 pm in the summer, which makes it a really great option for those looking to not only get in a great hike, but find nice rock climbing temperatures.

Getting There 

Follow Mt Washington Trail past Amazonia and the Bob's Area turnoff to a climber's trail branching off left after a "stump". Photo of the stump and trail are in the guidebook.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Empty Martry Breeding Room 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Valley View West
This route is BOSS and would be uber popular at areas like Little Si if it were transplanted. But, with the hike, I'm not sure it has been climbed more than a few times in its 15 year existence. Steep rock leads up a clean face of varied and mostly positive holds through several baffling sequences. The Topout is CLASSIC. So GOOD. Felt like 12b to me....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Ben Gilkison
Jul 4, 2015
After climbing most of the routes in Bob's Area, I have to say that this wall is my favorite! The routes are a bit longer and "Pumpier", the texture perfect, and the views of Mt. Si and Mt. Washington are nice...but more than that, on hot summer days this place stays in the shade till almost 2pm. Get an early start, and enjoy zero crowds and some excellent rock climbs. From the 10a on the left (which is excellent) I was able to rather easily set up a TR on Leeland's mega classic 11d to the right. Didn't do the crack climbs yet but they also look quite good. For those with the will to hike, this wall is the cat's meow.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 5, 2015
Is that 'pumper' or 'pumpier'?
Old guys like me need help here keeping up with the new terms...

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