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Sport climb at Fossil Rock

  • Jul 21, 2013 · 9:00 AM

The overall plan: To locate and climb Fossil Rock, 45 mins southeast of Tacoma, near Yelm.
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/fossil-rock-/107600101
http://tinyurl.com/m5c9r9s

Top rope or lead. Beginners, intermediate, advanced, all are welcome whether you've been outdoors before or not.

Getting there:
We'll meet here at 9am and hang around for a time to give everyone a chance to get there.
http://goo.gl/maps/N9aKO

It's the intersection of Peissner Road and a gated side road listed as #4000 (gmaps calls it 'WeyerhauserTruck Rd SE' so maybe they've updated it since the guidebook)


Apparently, the gates may be open when you arrive but locked when you try to leave. To play it safe, we'll park to the sides and hike in (just under 3 miles).


Here's a link to a map to help guide you if you arrive late and we've headed off already.
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/BruceMaclachlan26/Fossil2_zps5d683728.jpg

Communications
I'll email all the rsvp-ers nearer the date and we can trade numbers to ensure late arrivals or lostee's (it happens) can locate us or catch up or get directions (if I don't reply immediately give it a little while, I might be climbing, belaying someone, out of breath from hiking, or have no reception at all).


Basically when you see the champagne colored Toyota Corola with the 'LA County Coroner' sticker you're in the right place. At the crags look for the 'Union Jack' painted climbing helmet.

Stuff to Bring
Essentials: Harness, shoes, water, sunblock. Helmets are recommended.
Would be handy if you have them: Rope, quickdrawers, ATC/grigri, personal anchor, cams, chalk, anchors, slings and such.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Challenging, exciting day on the wall with great ppl!

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Damon

    A long and rewarding day!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • shilpa M.

    amazing day yesterday. I am still enjoying the pie. Thanks everyone

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Stephen Y.

    Secret climbing area and crazed war chants from the local summer camp - what more could you ask for?

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    An absolutely brilliant trip (I'd give it six stars if I could). The hike in was a real chuckle and the rock is phenomenal. Clearcut Wall has some excellent routes and an awesome view of Rainier and the area. Nice and shady all day with a few hours of sun to warm it up, I actually led four in a row (a first) and climbed a bunch of others that were a real delight and we still barely scratched the surface of what’s there. It was a real shame to discover that it’s being shut down on August 1st for the rest of the year (private hunting season). Next year we’ll have to frequent Fossil Rock far more frequently. Thanks to all for coming and sharing the experience of this forsaken gem of a crag.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, Somehow I had this on my calendar next weekend. Sorry I missed you. :-(

    July 22, 2013

  • Juliann

    Great day of climbing at Fossil!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Megan

    I had such a great time. Thank you everyone!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Awesome day, definitely going back

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Megan

    Bees!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Will

    Woke up too late and dont feel like driving down for half a days climb! See all next week!

    July 21, 2013

  • Steph

    Looks like Shilpa, Megan and possibly Damon are meeting at sbp. We could all go down in one car if that sounds good! Meet at 7:30am? Is that enough time?

    July 20, 2013

    • shilpa M.

      We can meetup at sbp and decide abt the cars.

      July 20, 2013

    • Damon

      I'm definitely in! Looks like Shilpa also offered to drive? And Trevor's RV holds at least a dozen ;)

      July 20, 2013

  • Steph

    7:30 good then? Sbc?

    July 20, 2013

  • Steph

    Let me know if anyone is going to meet at sbc and what time. I'm happy to drive just didn't feel like making the treck solo. I can take 3 plus me.

    July 19, 2013

    • Chad C.

      Okie dokie, I think that's out of my way. Meh

      July 19, 2013

    • Damon

      Hey Steph, I may need a ride... will know for sure tomorrow!

      July 19, 2013

  • Chad C.

    I also have a 60m, draws, and a crash pad for if anyone decides to practice climbing haha

    July 19, 2013

  • Chad C.

    I'm in silverdale and will have 3 seats if anyone is around there and wants to carpool

    July 19, 2013

  • Megan

    Anyone I can catch a ride with? I can meet at Seattle Bouldering Project (I-90 & I-5).

    July 19, 2013

    • shilpa M.

      if you still need a ride , I have room.

      July 19, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Im coming from Bothell and have room for a couple people. I will be driving down the Eastside.

    July 15, 2013

    • Deva

      You still have room, Mike? I live on cap hill but could meet somewhere more convenient for you.

      July 18, 2013

    • Mike S.

      I do have a spot open, meeting one other person at the Newport P&R at 7:15

      July 19, 2013

  • Will

    Bowing out gracefully to rest my ankle. If I feel better I might show

    July 17, 2013

  • Deva

    Looking for a ride from Seattle! Does anyone have room to spare? I'll happily pay for gas.

    July 17, 2013

  • Wesley F.

    I'd love to but I have a friend's bbq Sunday evening. I posted a trip to exit 32 in the other climbing meet up oef anybody else can't take the time to drive as far south. We'll meet in the little si parking lot at 8 AM, if you're interested let me know @[masked]-8315. I'll look forward to hearing about fossil rock though!

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a rope and draws and am looking for a ride!

    July 15, 2013

    • Mike S.

      want to carpool again?

      July 15, 2013

  • Will

    I'll have room for someone. Message me or reply if I know ya. Sorry newbies, nothing personal!

    July 15, 2013

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