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muneutrino


Nov 5, 2013, 2:41 PM
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Western WA crags that stay dry in the rain
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I'm a seattle area sport climber. We get a lot of rain out here in the winter. Fortunately, some overhanging crags stay pretty dry. I know of a few, but am looking for more, before I give up and renew my gym membership for the winter. Anyone know of any areas or routes in western WA that tend to stay dry?


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Nov 6, 2013, 12:03 AM
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World Wall at Little Si is your best bet. It's steep and the area is windy which means it stays dryer and dries quicker than other walls. It is possible to climb at World Wall in a rain storm. Unfortunately, even steep walls like World Wall seep in the days following rain, so "dry" routes frequently have a few wet holds. Moreover, the wall gets very little sun, which means that it can be bitterly cold. Also, even if the climber stays dry, the belayer will often get wet.
I guess what I'm saying is that there are places where you can climb, but you have to want it. Late fall can be the best conditions of the year, or it can be completely miserable.


jjanowia


Nov 6, 2013, 6:32 AM
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WinkOn cascadeclimbers I've heard tell of granite in Renton....


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