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Getting there: Jump on I-90. Take exit 110 toward Yakima. Then take exit 31A-31B towards Naches. This puts you on US-12W (Naches is a great spot to pull in and grab water, food, booze, firewood and other essentials from the store there. If you are going to gas up, the first stations in town are the most expensive).


Straight to The Cave, which is located between mile post 175 & 176. Park in the established turnout adjacent to the river, cross the road and hike up (10-15 mins)
It has oodles of sport climbs and trad routes (one's up to 3" another is 2", the rest are TCU's and.5's so don't worry about bringing the behemoths).

There is a wide variety of grades not covered on the climbing websites (and an ancient pictograph as well, but that may be still have a reptilian guardian) and many of the routes are three or four star rated.

Saturday Night

Free camping and food, drink, fire and conversation at our usual spot.
Head along US-12W. Turn right onto Soup Creek Road (if you reach the dam, you've gone too far), cross the cattle grid and keep taking lefts. Then when you see this...

Head right, not left (like the guidebook says) and then along NF-344 there are tons of little sites to just pull off and camp where ever you want, no pass needed. That's where we'll be staying.


A trip back to Windy Point and the Oasis

In addition to these, there's a few routes that are a trad and then onto bolts to the anchor that are in the book but not on the site.

Park on the side of the road opposite Windy Point campground which is here (and well signposted)... And across 12 to the north you can see the area.
Just hike up and join us on the far left side of the formation, the trail starts a little ways right of the sign....

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, or just out of breath from hiking) 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 and cammo trousers.

Stuff to Bring

Essentials: Harness, shoes, water, sunblock.
Would be handy if you have them: Rope, helmet, quickdrawers, ATC, grigri, cams, chalk, anchors, safety slings and such.
Camping: Tent, food, firewood, sleeping bag.


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