Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Fragrance Lake Road and Cleator Road

Select Area...
Cleator Road (east) 
Cleator Road (west) 
Fragrance Lake Road 

Fragrance Lake Road and Cleator Road Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 2,837
Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: ianv on Sep 1, 2012


45° | 28°

47° | 36°

50° | 43°

50° | 43°

48° | 43°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


Chuckanut Sandstone bouldering and crags off of Fragrance Lake Road and Cleator Road. Rock quality is mostly very poor, but a fair amount of quite compact and solid boulders and cliffs are scattered around the area.

Getting There 

To get to Cleator, take Hiline Rd off of Chuckanut Drive.
Fragrance Lake Rd is the road behind the main Clayton Beach parking lot and is closed to vehicles.

Climbing Season

For the Bellingham Area area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Fragrance Lake Road and Cleator Road
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder for Grumpy Girlfriend

Grumpy Girlfriend V2 5+  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Cleator Road (west)
Start with your right hand on a good crimp and your left hand on the edge of the boulder. Make a big left hand throw up to the ledge, top out the ledge then continue to top out the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Comments on Fragrance Lake Road and Cleator Road Add Comment
Show which comments
By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 2, 2012
Isn't this in Larrabee?
By ianv
Sep 2, 2012
It is within the boundaries of Larrabee, but not on the beach or railroad tracks. It needs activity to get/stay cleaned. Go check it out. The crack up the Fragrance Lake road is one of the best continuous cracks in Bellingham and safe to boulder. Cleator Rd has quite a bit of room for new problems if you have already done everything on the beach and on Chuckanut.
By Stamati
From: Bellingham, WA
Dec 14, 2014
there is this incredible 50'-60' double or triple roofed crag on the right hand side of the trail right next to fragrance lake with a crack going all the way through it. i wonder if anyone has sent it?
By chulich
Jan 10, 2015
Has anyone checked out the boulders north of the road by mile post 12ish? or above Chuckanut Roof?
By ianv
Apr 27, 2015
Hey Stamati,
That crack is/was bolted. I would definitely not trust the bolts though. Top roping it is also a bit scary since a fall at certain points will likely send you crashing into that big tree behind it.

Chulich, I did check out those boulders above Chuckanut roof a while back and remember thinking that there was some potential. Just keep in mind that they are not on public property, so being discreet is a good idea. Then again, the Gov. Lister cliffs are also on private property, and so far, no real issues have arisen there. Not sure about milepost 12, but there are lots of small clusters of boulders in the Chuckanuts. On average, I would say most clusters would contain 5-10 quality problems with enough cleaning. The problem is, the clusters are scattered throughout and it takes time and effort to access them.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!