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Sehome Arboretum

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Bolt Ladder 2 TR 
Bolt Ladder 2 Variation  TR 
Boulder Lip Traverse 
Boulder Up 
Classic Direct, The 
Diagonal (aka Catwalk), The TR 
Sehome Chimney T,TR 
Sehome Traverse 
Sidewalk TR 
Sidewalk Direct TR 
Stairway, The TR 
Text Book T,TR 
Unnamed TR 

Sehome Arboretum  


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Submitted By: michael faith on Jun 20, 2012
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Description 

It's the Sehome Arboretum. It sees a fair amount of traffic from WWU students to and from campus as well from runners and hikers. Additional information can be found on the city's website.

Getting There 

The entrance to Sehome Hill Arboretum is located on Bill McDonald Parkway at 25th Street near the South end of Western Washington University's campus in the Sehome Neighborhood.

Park in the lower area and walk along the road until you see the tree branch arch (collapsed in 2014) which signals a left along the trail and through a fence towards the cliffs. Alternately, one can hope on the trail out of the same lot and opt for the trail forks that go up until you reach the cliffs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sehome Arboretum:
Bolt Ladder 2 Variation    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 35'   
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Bolt Ladder 2 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Sehome Arboretum
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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Sep 9, 2012
That tunnel up there in forest, moments away from WWU, offered up some pretty good bouldering back in the day...plus it's dry.
By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 9, 2012
It's super polished these days but if it's been raining and you can't afford the gym it's your only option (at least that I know of). Bring a towel because streams form at the base of both sides and you'll probably need to wipe mud off your shoes after coming down between traverses.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Dec 20, 2013
I recall getting a hip belay to TR the left side of the face in\outside the tunnel's east entrance. Not too bad, actually.