The Country Area is often less crowded than the Main Wall, and tends to be warmer when the sun is out. But the lower parts, particularly on the right side gets shade earlier in the day than the Lower and Upper Walls. So on a sunny day, it is warmer in the morning, cooler in late afternoon.
After you cross the train tracks, walk right along the tracks, following an access road. Soon, the road turns off to the left into an leveled, open area with a picnic table and an obvious tunnel, now sealed off.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
39 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Heart of the Country 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c WA
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A fun three pitch line, unfortunately it seems that only the 3rd pitch gets climbed frequently.The first pitch starts right of the cunning stunt area, it goes up a large block and climbs to the golden flake(obvious). Climb the left side of this until you can traverse right to the gm belay. (5.10)The second pitch climbs a crack to the left of the dihedral, that is the 2nd pitch of gm. Climb the crack to a stance at the base of the arete. From here you traverse right to the gm belay via two opt...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Oct 30, 2009
Within the past 2 years (2009), somewhat significant rockfall has affected the Country area. A large block landed about 100 feet from the wall next to the trail. Another block landed precisely where the belayer would typically stand for Zoom. More blocks fell into the creek area behind Zoom.
USE CAUTION AND CONSIDER WEARING A HELMET WHILE CLIMBING IN THIS AREA!!!
By Jon Nelson
May 8, 2013
Someone pointed out a new scar (back in 2010), indicating that the blocks came off of Orc Tower. The tower is known to have loose blocks, so be particularly careful in that area.