There are some great views from the top of Big Roc...
Fun Moderate sport and trad routes only a half hour drive from WWU. Rock type is very similar to Oyster Dome (AKA, Bat Caves, Samish Wall) but the approach is only 10 minutes.
Take Exit 227 off I-5. Head east on College Way 3.7 miles. Take hwy 9 south .2 miles. Park in the pull out on the left. Trail starts directly across the hwy from pullout. See overview picture for trail details.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 26, 2012
This crag is just outside of Burlington/Mount Vernon about a half hour South of Bellingham.
Jul 5, 2012
This is probably the closest crag to Bellingham other than the few around Larrabee. The approach is very easy and the routes are moderate, beginning at 5.6 to 5.10. Great place for beginner lead. Enjoyable views and fun afternoon climbing option. Consider checking out the Big Rock Cafe afterward - haven't tried the "fatass burger" (donuts instead of buns) but have tried many of their other satisfying grub.
From: Mount Vernon, WA
Nov 7, 2012
Checked it out today, looks fun guys. Looking forward to climbing the routes soon!
By Alex Mitchell
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 6, 2013
Cool climbing area if you are bored after work. Base area could use some trail work. Its a bit scary in spots.