Tieton River Gorge
Looking for an interesting climb? Then consider the amazing basalt columns of Tieton River Gorge!
One of the best places in the state to learn traditional lead climbing, Tieton is the other basalt climbing area of the Central Washington shrub steppe.
Located NW of Yakima and SSW of Ellensburg, Tieton usually offers a similar dry climate and has smaller crowds than Vantage.
At a Glance…Rock Type: Mostly andesite (a volcanic rock similar to basalt)
Typical Routes: Single pitch cracks, faces, and aretes, with a near-even area balance of sport and trad
Ratings Range: Easy fifth class to 5.13
Number of pitches: Mostly single
***Please note that custom courses can be created at any time***
Have you already climbed Tieton River Gorge and are looking for another exciting climb? How about venturing out to Exit 38?
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!