The overall plan: To locate and climb Fossil Rock, 45 mins southeast of Tacoma, near Yelm.
Top rope or lead. Beginners, intermediate, advanced, all are welcome whether you've been outdoors before or not.
We'll meet here at 9am and hang around for a time to give everyone a chance to get there.
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.
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.