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Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Roadside : Photo
By: applewood When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Jitterbug Perfume 5.10a ** (red line
Skinny Legs and All 5.10c *** (blue line)
Another Roadside Attraction 5.11a ** (green line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : North Canyon (Frog Pond Tra... : North Canyon - Cougar Corne... : Photo
By: applewood When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Fe-line 5.8 ** - red line
Call of the Wild 5.7 ** (PG13) - yellow line
Cat Nip 5.6 *** - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : Upper West Side : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Lost Boys - 5.10 ** (red line)
Neverland - 5.9 ** (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : The Mid West - North End : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Little Pine/Death Flake 5.8 ** - red line
All Been Done Before 5.10a ** - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : South West Face : Face Only a Mutha Could Lov... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 4, 2015

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Comments: Face Only A Mutha Could Love topo
Arrested Development - 5.4 * 100' - orange line
Blind Spot - 5.11c ** 60' - yellow line
Mother Knows Best - 5.10a *** 100' - red line
Ah-Baloney - 5.6 ** 80' - green line
Mother of Pearl - 5.5 * 80' - light blue line
Looking Glass World - 5.11a ** 100' - dark blue line
In-Fidelity - 5.7 ** 70' - white line
High Fidelity - 5.9 * 200' - fuchsia line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Deeply burned lines should work - especially in a soft wood like cedar!


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Well, if they do they should NOT make them out of just painted plywood. This one has not weathered well. My next crafty project is to replace it with a routered and oil painted version.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Main Canyon - SE Buttress : SE Buttress Direct (5.7)
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Cool, thanks Phil, nice to be able to add that info.


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

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Comments: Hunter's Horn 5.10a ** (red line)
Projects (blue and green lines)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: WCT topo of select routes - viewed from the parking lot.
Lower NW Face
Aqua Vitae 5.4 ** 95' - (red line)
Lower SW Face
Diamond Head 5.10d ** 65' - (orange line)
West Face - Lower Garden Ledge
My Way 5.11a ** 80' - (brown line)
SW Face - Face Only A Mutha Could Love
Mother Knows Best 5.10a *** 100' - (pink line)
Looking Glass World 5.11b ** (100') - (yellow line)
High Fidelity 5.9 * 200' - (light green line)
West Face - Garden Ledge
Vapor Trails 5.11d **... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : The Moon Shines Bright (5.9)
By: applewood When: Mar 28, 2015

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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, short but 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!

ps - note the more overh... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 27, 2015

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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: (from left to right)
All Been Done Before 5.10a ** 160' - red line
Uncle Meat 5.10a *** 85' - green line
Stink Foot 5.9- *** 70' - yellow line
Hot Rats 5.7 *** 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: Axis 5.9-* (red line)
Swastika Girls 5.7 ** (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: Bold As Love 5.8 * (yellow line)
Axis 5.9- * (red line)
Swastika Girls 5.7 ** (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)


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