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Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering

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Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering  


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Location: 48.44993, -122.62016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Chinchen on Aug 24, 2009
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Description 

Mt Erie and the surrounding city forest land is hiding a surprising amount of good bouldering on free standing rocks and small cliff bands. There are also other hidden areas scattered around Fidalgo Island waiting to be cleaned.
There have been just a few spots developed so far. Dallas Kloke has published several guides to area bouldering but they are out of print. If you know of any bouldering on Fidalgo Island or any history concerning bouldering in the Anacortes area please feel free to add it here.
These areas are sort of adventure bouldering as of right now. Dirty toputs, moss, blackberry bushes and steep hillsides are the norm. On the bright side, Anacortes enjoys better than average weather for the area, especially in the spring and fall.
I want it to be clear that the names and grades I give are just placeholders until more information surfaces. Also the grades are what I feel is accurate but are also subject to change.

Getting There 

Follow directions to Mt Erie.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Erie area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',18],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering:
Donkey Punch   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'    The Goliath Boulder
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Featured Route For Mt Erie and Fidalgo Island Bouldering
Lip Traverse. Unknown climber.

Giant Slayer V7 7A+  WA : Northwest Region : ... : The Goliath Boulder
Start under the bulge on the far right of the overhanging face of the Goliath Boulder. A couple of moves up and then follow the sparse spaced holds up and left along the lip to the top. The grade is speculative. The guidebook "Just Crank It" rates this E4(a contrived local grading system)E4 = V0.......yea RIGHT. This thing is hard. V7 is more likely....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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