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Zappa Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,038'
Location: 47.8261, -121.5505 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon Nelson on Aug 23, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Central part of Zappa, from below.

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Steep and shady.

Getting There 

Currently in need of a new trail, the old trail that went straight up to it now crosses private property. However, you can start from the trail to Lookout Point, and before reaching the boulder, cut right across the hillside. The wall is just past the edge of town.

Climbing Season

For the Lookout Point Area area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Turtles Bong Rip 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Washington : Index : ... : Zappa Wall
Start on a 3" right facing corner that leads to a ledge. From ledge undercling and handjam out roof to the right for about ten' past big block that resisted attempts of being pryed off. Once on top of block place small tcu's in right facing corner/groove to reach the bolt. After bolt is short awkward crux getting established into thin right facing corner that goes from tips to #3 camolot toward the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Mark Straub
From: Berkeley, CA
Jul 9, 2015
Does anyone have more info about this cliff? I've looked over at it countless times, but can't find any info more recent than the Cummins guide.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 13, 2015
I suspect that nobody has done any routes there since the FAs were done. Hot Curlie and Poop Shute appeared in Darryl Cramer's Sky Valley Rock (2000), but offered no useful info about the routes.

When I went back last year, I saw lots of potential for great crack lines, but could not find the ones I had done previously. Hot Curly Wienie was a fantastic thin crack, but where did it go?

So, it is as if the slate has been wiped clean, and we are back to square one. You just have to go there and do FAs.
By michal
From: Everett WA
Mar 8, 2016
Access to this place is from the Midnite Boulder on Lookout Point Trail. And is bushwack. Honestly its not worth the effort to get out there.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 11, 2016
yeah, I have hiked over there from where the trail heads up around the right end of Lookout point wall, and cut out right where it gets steep going up the gully, someone would have to do trail work and develop the wall to make it worth venturing over.

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