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Cleator Road (east)

Cleator Road (east) 


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Submitted By: ianv on Sep 1, 2012
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Description 

A long (1/4 mile?) cliff band ~30-60' in height with boulders (some the size of a house) at the base. The cliff has mostly friable rock, but enough compact and featured stone for a decent bit of development. A few routes have been cleaned and toproped, and some remnants of an old bolted line remain. Boulders are the same, with at least 2 really good lines developed in the past, including one of the best boulder problems in Bellingham.

Plenty to explore, and it looks like development of the boulders is finally occurring. Be aware of the fact that there is now a legit trail which appears to be quite popular with hikers. Developing sections of the cliffs may no longer be an option since this trail follows the base of the cliffs/the friable nature of Chuckanut sandstone.


Getting There 

From Chuckanut Drive, turn onto Hiline Rd which turns into Cleator Rd. Follow this either to the top. Access used to be via a fairly steep downhill bushwack, but now you can take the newly installed "Rock trail" at the south of the viewpoint parking and follow it downhill, eventually dropping down some steep sections to the east. This is the south end of the cliff band, with boulders further down the hill and north along the base of the cliff.
Boulders are somewhat hidden and are north and south of where you end up at the bottom of the cliff bands.




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