Experience one of the best views of the San Juans and climb Mount Erie!
The rain shadow of the Cascades gives us the high desert shrub steppe; but the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains gives us Mt. Erie!
Just a couple of hours up the shoreline from Seattle, Mt Erie often experiences drier days than most residents of Rain City would expect to find this side of the Cascade Crest. By day, you can enjoy easy-access, solid rock with sweeping views, and frequent sightings of eagles, osprey, and turkey vultures.
After an exhilarating day of climbing, you can retire to your campsite in the hospitable Deception Pass State Park, surrounded by old growth forests and Puget Sound beaches – or just complete the easy drive back to Seattle.
With such great features at such close proximity, Mt Erie is a wonderful choice for a Rock Climbing 101 class or a custom experience.
At a Glance…Rock Type: “Some weird kind of diorite”
Typical Routes: much more sport than trad. Often steep, but rarely overhanging
Ratings Range: Easy fifth class to about 5.12
Number of Pitches: Mostly single, up to 3
***Please note that custom courses can be created at any time!***
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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