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Description 

The Special Spot is a sunny crag home to a half-dozen routes, almost exclusively 5.9 and 5.10. Most of these climbs need supplemental gear, and some require two ropes for descent. The are some very unique and enjoyable lines here, including The Javelin, the climb which graces the cover of the Kramar guidebook.

Getting There 

From Clem's Holler, hike left along the sometimes primitive trail, continuing past Retardent rock. About 40 minutes from the car, and 15-20 minutes from Clem's Holler.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 Special Spot:
Opening Ceremonies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 100'   
The Javelin   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
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The short finger crack on Decathlon

Decathlon 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Special Spot
Uphill from Javelin, find an obvious vertical finger crack leading to a ledge with a tree. Climb an easy slab to the crack, then scale the crack to the tree. Exiting the crack involves some suprisingly tricky jams in a flare, but other holds are available. From the ledge a stout slab with a bolt (crux?) leads to easier ground and the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Jul 6, 2008
Be advised: The trail up to the Special Spot is in pretty dire straights. Also, the amount of erosion is making some parts of the cliff base hazardous. Please consider keeping group numbers low.