GREENWATER CLIMBING AREA
AND OTHER LOCAL CLIMBING AREAS
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I saw this area a couple of years ago (2004) while driving around with a friend of mine, but never thought about it as a climbing area until this summer (2006). I was looking through an old trunk where I had stored some of my climbing gear searching for an old MSR stove my son watched and of course came the questions. I outfitted him with some of my extra antique (1970’s) equipment took him to Spire Rock located in Spanaway Washington and he got hooked and wanted more.
This area is Virgin as far as rock climbing is concerned has a varying variety of rock, cliffs, spires and boulders, but this area also has quite a variety of plant life and animals; eagles, hawks, deer, elk, bear, wolf, cougar and of course the small four legged critters. The views are spectacular depending where you are from deep green valleys to views of Mt. Rainier to as far South as Mt. Hood then North to Mt. Baker and the North Cascade range.
This area is crisscrossed with logging roads in which most dead-end. Some roads are only a few hundred feet long to about 10 miles or more. Most can be driven in a car but be careful of rock hazards, washboardy roads and chuckholes. Average drive speed will very from 10 to 20 miles an hour so you can figure drive time is between 30 to 45 minutes on these dirt roads but it is the adventure:-))
As far as mileage the main starting point is from 410 at the Arco gas station in Enumclaw to FS 70 which is 20 miles. From 410 and FS 70 it is 5.8 to FS 72 you turn right. From 410 and FS 70 to FS 7030 it is 8.2 miles you turn left.
There are numerous undeveloped areas which could be excellent for climbing. These areas are accessible from about a few minutes hike to about 30 minutes or so depending on how fast you hike and as far as camping it is where you can find it.
SO VENTURE WHERE NO OTHER CLIMBER HAS VENTURED
DO WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE BEFORE YOU HAVE DONE!
So take a picture draw a picture name a route or even find a rock name it and send it to me or even if you have a suggestions or ideas.
Thank you Ed Tieman the Old Fossil.
CAUTION...KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED
MOST OF THE ROADS AS FAR AS I COULD GO LOOKED GOOD, BUT ARE BLOCKED BY SNOW.
THE ROAD GOING TO MONO THE GATE LOCKED, BECAUSE OF LOGGING.