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Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: 7 hours ago

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Comments: WCT topo of select routes - viewed from the parking lot.
Aqua Vitae 5.4 ** 95' - (red line)
Diamond Head 5.10d ** 65' - (orange line)
Mother Knows Best 5.10a *** 100' - (pink line)
Looking Glass World 5.11b ** (100') - (yellow line)
High Fidelity 5.9 * 200' - (light green)
Vapor Trails 5.11d ** 60' - (purple line)
Sheepish 5.6 *** 95' - (light blue line)
Comfortably Numb 5.8 * 80' - (dark blue line)
A Sheep No More 5.11a ** 60' - (fuchsia line)
Rattle and Hum 5.12a ** 70' - (white line)
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Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Little West Canyon : North End : Photo
By: applewood When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Hunter's Horn 5.10c *** - red line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : The Moon Shines Bright (5.9)
By: applewood When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Thanks Jon, that name comes from a song title by John Renbourn (along with the neighboring route "The Hermit") - the fine British guitarist who died yesterday. Not the usual kind of name I'd choose, but I wanted to commemorate him. The route is stellar (needs more cleaning...), it is vertical to slightly overhanging with some 4 finger pockets that feel almost like limestone features! It also goes right past a huge pack-rat nest filled cave that's probably been used for a few thousand years!

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Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: 4 days ago

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Comments: The Moon Shines Bright 5.9 *** - red line
So Early In The Spring - green line
The Hermit 5.5 * - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Sinlahekin Valley (Loomis) : Blue Goat Bluff
By: applewood When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: There are several designated camping sites along the lake (at the north end and along east side). The area is part of the Sinlahekin Fish and Wildlife area.

The rock is granite, fairly broken up, but with a few potential lines that may clean up to be good. It doesn't look like it's ever been climbed, and feels a bit wild...


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : The Mid West - North End : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: All Been Done Before 5.10a ** 140' - red line
Uncle Meat 5.10a *** 85' - green line
Stink Foot 5.9 *** 70' - yellow line
Hot Rats 5.8 *** 75' - orange line
One Shot Deal 5.9 *** 90' - blue line
Plastic People 5.7 *** 75' - purple line


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Good suggestion Jon. I have changed the sub area listings to reflect the older names - adding the old names as "aka" since the new maps, pics and route descriptions show the new names as well - yet only 2 are really different "Last Wall" for South Canyon and "Corral Wall" for Parking Lot Rock - all the other older named areas are off limits to the public anyways....

The main point of these new maps is to show where the public boundaries are.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Note this close-up map of the Main Canyon (area south of the McLaughlin Canyon Rd. and BLM parking), is where the easy public access is limited to; however, this area is only a small part of the overall rock in McLaughlin Canyon. There are some older routes in this area, but at this time the beta is not publicly available for them. The new route development is concentrated in the "South Canyon" (aka "Last Wall"), with some as well in the "Little West Canyon" and "South By SE" areas (wh... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Middle Wall : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 7, 2015

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Comments: Oh No - 5.9 ** 100' (red line)
Get A Little - 5.8 ** 50' (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments:
The owl nest is at the white spot just below the s...
The owl nest is at the white spot just below the shadow in the middle of the photo.



Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Both these cracks look moderately difficult, clean and sound with good gear possibilities (the one on the left is probably 100' long).


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : South Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Pandora's Box 5.7+ *** 80' (red line)
Eleusinian Fields 5.9 **** 80' (blue line)
Fly Agaric 5.8 ** 75' (green line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Update on this area; I went to do the big corner crack today... set some bolts at the top (no gear anchors there) and rapped it. I trundled a lot of rock on the upper half and then discovered a big owl (maybe a Barred Owl) setting on a nest deep in the crack about half way down. She flew off revealing 2 huge eggs! Pretty cool (a first for me). After that I got down as fast as I could.

So spring is out; in the autumn perhaps it is climbable (summer probably too hot and snaky)... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Jon, yes there is a lot of debris on the ledges (especially on the top ledge), some of it really big, and in the cracks, but the rock is sound - also highly featured with an abundance of pockets (often dirt and moss filled - like they haven't been touched since the ice age melted out....), incut edges, and even some knobby chicken heads! The overhanging rock tends to be rounded and grainy (doesn't get much weathering), but there are some excellent looking vertical crack lines in this northern ar... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Little West Canyon : East Side : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: Bold As Love 5.10a ** (red line)
Swastika Girls 5.8 ** (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Little West Canyon : East Side : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: Bolder Than Barbie 5.10c * (yellow line)
Axis Bold As Love 5.10a ** (red line)
Swastika Girls 5.8 ** (green line)
Never Trust A Nazi Fraulein 5.6 *** (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mount Hull - Lower SW Face ... : Big Butte : Big Butte - South Face : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: SE Buttress Left Side - 5.5 ** (red line)
SE Buttress Right Side - 5.3 ** (yellow line)
Tootie Fruity - 5.2 ** (green line)
A Might Wind - 5.3 *** (blue lines)
Return of the Mighty M.O.Gs 5.2 ** (purple line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mount Hull - Lower SW Face ... : Big Butte : Big Butte - South Face : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Venus of Okanogan - 5.7 **** (red line)
Why Raincoats Are Yellow - 5.7 *** (yellow line)
Butte-eous Maximus - 5.7+ ** (orange line)
Gluteous Max - 5.8 ** (green line)
Old Farts - 5.5 * (blue line)
Natural Gas - 5.3 * (white line)
Break Like the Wind - 5.4 ** (light blue line)
S.B.D. - 5.6 * (purple line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Lower Slabs : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: "Left Face" on the left of the big vertical crack. "NIMBY Face" on the right of the main crack.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Lower Slabs : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Rock it in the Pocket 5.5 ** (50') - red line
Toad of the Short Forest 5.6 ** (50') - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Middle Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Wavy Gravy 5.7 ** (85') - yellow line
Lumpy Gravy Arete 5.7 *** (100') - red line
Weasels Ripped My Flesh 5.8 ** (180') - blue line
Oh No 5.9 ** (100') - green line
Get a Little 5.8 ** (50') - purple line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Lower Slabs : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 20, 2015

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Comments: NIMBY Numbskull - 5.9 ** (75') - yellow line
NIMBY Face - 5.8 *** (70') - red line
NIMBY Numbnuts - 5.7 ** (55') - blue line
NIMBY Slab 5.4 ** (65') - green line
NIMBY Crack 5.3 * (75') - purple line


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Yellow Ridge (5.7)
By: applewood When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: And that starting crux offwidth is rated 5.7-! Seven minus - that was a new one for me!. Great climb.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: The Owl 5.6 * (85') - blue line
Apes in Capes 5.4 * (70') - green line
Desperate Straights 5.10d ** (120') - red line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton...
By: applewood When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: Unbelievably early sighting of a rattler today (up at the base of the Turret - elevation 2000') - almost 2 months early!
Very lively rattler on 2/16/15
Very lively rattler on 2/16/15



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