The overall plan: Saturday morning we'll be heading to the Upper Methow Valley (which is a drive of about 3 hours 20 mins) to explore Mazama.
Here is a guide to the climbing areas in this region
Top rope or lead. Beginners, intermediate, advanced, all are welcome whether you've been outdoors before or not.
First stop, Fun Rocks, about 1.3 miles before Mazama itself. There's a parking lot on the left side of Lost River Road as you head towards town and we'll meet there at 9am. This link...
Takes you to a printable and pretty extensive summary of all that this area has to offer.
Ballard campground comes well recommended and will be the first one we try to acquire a spot at ($8/night, +$5 per additional vehicle - 2 cars/site max)
And if that happens to be full, there's a bunch of others in the area to try
Off to Prospector Wall, 8.3 miles from Mazama.
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.
Some of us will most likely head up Friday to get all the driving out of the way. Feel free to join us, and let us know if you are planning to do this so we can tell you if the campground is full and we're at a different one.
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.
Camping: Tent, food, firewood, sleeping bag.