Julia's Outcrop is a little sandstone cliff just above Chuckanut Drive. Discovering the cliff from my kayak whilst on a paddle, the outcrop got it's name from Julia Hanson, my lovely wife and partner in life. Some folks call this place Governor Lister Cliff a reference to the plaque on the large boulder at the start of the trail. Routes here are about 65ft high and overhang 10-15ft. The outcrop is dry year round.
When I left in 1998, I had created 13 bolted or mixed routes. Assuming this hardware has not been updated or replaced, beware. One person wrote "If the offwidth section of a trad route near Grog Supply were bolted it would make an interesting and technical line."
Drive South on Chuckanut Drive from Bellingham. Proceed .2 miles past mile marker 12 around a sharp bend to a large parking area on the right. A large boulder will be plainly visible on the east (left) side of Chuckanut Drive. Walk across Chuckanut Dr. to the boulder and hike up trail.
Meander up gullies crossing creeks over mossy old growth logs, then a few switchbacks and a mossy slab. The last bit near the cliff, pass under a large fallen tree. Turn left here to contour to the base. 15 minutes.
Was up there the other day, a guy was there replacing a lot of the old bolts and hangers. Only had time for a couple routes, did grog supply and saffron spider, the climbs seemed legit for their grade, might even bump them up a grade each. Great climbs though, good times.
If folks are climbing here, beware the new third bolt on Smoke on the Water. It is placed in a large detached block by persons unknown. Also, that route is not completely bolted - see description for specifics. It would be great if the person who placed the new bolts could PM me. It would be nice to finish rebolting the rest of this fun crag, but we should discuss proper bolt placement. Cheers, Scott
Be careful on the approach to the cliff! While leaving the other day from the cliff we discovered a rather large nest bees/wasps. The nest seems to be under the roots of the large tree at the top of the roped section and movement from the rope is enough to draw them out in rather large numbers. Anyone planing on climbing here soon should take cation or bring a can of raid.