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West Side Rock Climbing 

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Rattler in the gully near Windy Point's West Side ...


The shorter West face of Windy Point.

Windy Point is remarkable in that it is bigger and better than it looks, and windier up on top (giving it an alpine feel)! The rock looks like granite, and is of excellent quality in large sections of the cliff. A single 60m rope descent is possible from the top via The Direct Route. A safe walk-off is possible to the north of the summit down the NW and West side, back to the base (avoid the juniper filler ramp which ends in a cliff, follow cairns further north). Be careful of rattlesnakes on the lower south and west talus slopes (there are at least two dens here).

Getting There 

The highest point visible from the parking area; best approached from the upper N. Canyon (Frog Pond) trail, a little more than a 10 minute hike. Turn left at a sheep trail just before the entrance to N. Canyon and skirt west under the south face.

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rattle and Hum arete from the south

Rattle and Hum 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Washington : Okanogan : ... : West Side
RATTLE AND HUM 5.12a ** 70'’ F (9b)From a bouldery start on questionable rock (beside the large Elderberry tree) climb the right side of the arête up excellent rock to the chain anchors on top. This is a direct, sustained and aesthetic line!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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