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Marymoor Park

Route Guide

Marymoor Crag from the SW.
(borrowed from Boealps page until replaced by my own image(s))


Intro

This is obviously a work in progress....

The purpose of this page is to assemble a route guide to the Marymoor park crag. I will start by defining the route possibilities with a name according to location. I would like you to contribute your opinion on grading each route. There is obviously no first ascent respects due here, so grade away....

Contact me via e-mail to contribute information.


Topo


The nature of many routes at Marymoor leaves a lot of variabilty in the actual path chosen... It should be expected that a range of grades is fair without identifying feature specifics. For instance, climbs on the pinnacle have several possible variations at the base but converge to a single line toward the top. As a guide, grades will appear as a range until they begin to converge. Grades in bold have at least three confirming opinions.


Note: All left/right references are assuming you are facing the route to be climbed.

The grades below are shown in two columns: the first column indicates the "natural", non-contrived, stay on the face, no aretes route rating. The second column is the no holds barred, aretes allowed rating. Other specific contrivances and variations are given on the beta pages. The comments on the beta pages may be more information than you bargained for, so read at your own pleasure's risk.

Route
#

Route Name

Grade
(no Aretes)

Grade
(with Aretes)

 

The Pinnacle

beta

 

1

Pinnacle-Outside-Left Face

5.10a/b

5.9

2

Pinnacle-Outside-Corner

5.9

5.9

3

Pinnacle-Outside-Right Face

5.10a

5.9

4

Pinnacle-South Ramp

5.11b

5.10d

5

Pinnacle-North Ramp

5.10b

5.7/8

6

Pinnacle-Inside-Left Face

5.x

5.x

7

Pinnacle-Inside-Corner (Stem)

5.9-10b

---

8

Pinnacle-Inside-Right Face

5.10c/d

5.x

 

East Face Slab

beta

 

9

East Slab-Left Side

5.9/10a

5.8

10

East Slab-Center

5.7/8

---

11

East Slab-Right Side

5.8/9

5.6

12

East Slab-South Ramp

5.x

5.x

13

East Slab-North Ramp

5.x

5.x

 

North Face

beta

 

14

North Face-Left of Cave

5.8

5.6

15

North Face-Left Cave - short crack

5.10+

---

16

North Face-Through or Right of Cave

5.8

---

17

North Face-Right Cave Crack

5.7-10a

---

18

North Face-Right of Crack-no stem

5.8

---

19

North Face-Right of Crack-Stem to N. Arm

5.7

---

20

North Face-Right of N. Arm

5.7

---

21

North Face-West Ramp

5.10b

5.6

 

North Arm

beta

 

22

North Arm-East Face

5.10b

5.9

23

North Arm-N. Ramp

5.10a

5.7

24

North Arm-West Face

5.8

5.x

 

South Arm

beta

 

25

South Arm-Outside-West Face-stem to W.Arm

5.6

---

26

South Arm-Outside-West Face-no stem

5.x

5.x

27

South Arm-Outside-South Ramp

5.10b

5.9

28

South Arm-East Face-Left of Barb

5.10b

5.10b

29

South Arm-East Face-Over Barb

5.10c

---

30

South Arm-East Face-Right of Barb

5.10a

5.9

31

South Arm-Inside-West Face

5.8

5.6

32

South Arm-Inside-West Face-Stem to W. Arm

5.7

---

33

South Arm-Inside-Chimney

---

5.6

 

West Arm

beta

 

34

West Arm-South Face

5.9

5.6

35

West Arm-North Face

5.8

5.6

36

West Arm-North Face-pockets only

5.x

---

37

West Arm-North Face-dishes only

5.x

---

38

West Arm-West Ramp

5.xR

5.3R

 

Roof Block

beta

 

39

Roof-South Edge - Heel Hook - Hand Traverse

5.10c-11a

---

40

Roof-Center Line-East2West - Hand/Fist Crack

5.11

---

41

Roof Block-South Face-Left of S.Arm

5.5

---

42

Roof Block-South Face-Right of S.Arm

5.8

---

43

Roof Block-West Overhang-Left Side - Stem

5.10b

5.9

44

Roof Block-West Overhang-Center (from 40)

5.x

---

44

Roof Block-West Overhang-Right Side (from 39)

5.x

5.x


Bouldering Routes

I am not much of a bouldering affecionado myself, however, I have received some input on bouldering routes. Feel free to add to this area.

Dave W's V3: Boulder from left to right on the south wall inside the cave using only whats available on the square shaped holds. (I have checked this out now: It is dynamic, tweeky, balancy, and pumpy!!! - I cant do it either).


Contributors

Significant Contributors: Dave Ryan and David Yount.

Other Contributors: Tom Johnson, Al Menzl, Dave Wagner, Brian Hench, Anonymous (grade flame fear)


Go to Gord's Climbing Page


Last updated: March 18 2005
Copyright 1998-2005 Gordon Schryer.
E-mail: gschryer@comcast.net.