Tieton

Mush Maker

Shirley leading Mush Maker (5.7).

Ride The Lightning

Kloochman Rock from Goose Egg.

Our first trip to Tieton was in the spring of 2003 at the tail end of the Mazamas Advanced Rock course. This was pretty much our first exposure to crack climbing and we liked it (even though it would take three years for us to go back). Much like Smith, the place enjoys a rain shadow effect courtesy of Mount Rainier next door and so it can be pretty good in early spring. The only limitation is the seasonal raptor closure of some of the main areas. Besides the basalt crack areas, we’ve also tasted a bit of multi-pitch on Goose Egg Mountain. Nice but we’re done sticking our necks out on that chunk (those chunks?) of rock.

Trip Report Chronologically

2016-2020

Pure Joy

Shirley leading Pure Joy (5.10c).

Appetite For Destruction

Goose Egg from Kloochman Rock.

  • Moonstruck (June 2020)
  • “The Bend 2020” (May 2020)
  • “Royal Columns 2020” (May 2020)
  • “Who Let The Dogs Out” (May 2020)
  • “The Bend 2018” (April 2018)
  • “The Bend 2017” (September 2017)
  • “Royal Columns 2016” (October 2016)
  • “The Bend 2016” (April 2016)
  • Appetite For Destruction (April 2016)
  • 2003-2015

    Royal Columns

    Blondie at Royal Columns.

    Royal Columns

    Benny at Royal Columns.

  • “Royal Columns 2015” (May 2015)
  • “The Bend 2015” (May 2015)
  • “Sunny Royal Columns” (May 2014)
  • “Rainy Royal Columns” (April 2014)
  • “Royal Columns In December” (December 2011)
  • Dirty Sanchez (May 2009)
  • “A Day At The Bend” (April 2009)
  • Crack Of Doom (June 2008)
  • Ride The Lightning (June 2008)
  • “The Bend In June 2008” (June 2008)
  • “Darrington And Tieton Sampler” (August 2006)
  • “More Royal Columns” (April 2006)
  • “Moon Rocks” (March 2006)
  • “First Trip To Tieton” (April 2003)
  • Listing By Route Name

    A-C

    Jam Exam

    Leading Jam Exam (5.9).

    Orange Sunshine

    Ye on Orange Sunshine.

  • Alar (5.8)
  • Alar (5.8)
  • Another One Bites The Dust (5.8)
  • Appetite For Destruction (5.10d)
  • Cactus Love (5.9)
  • Cactus Love (5.9)
  • Cross-Eyed And Painless (5.9)
  • Cross-Eyed And Painless (5.9)
  • Cross-Eyed And Painless (5.9)
  • Cruel Harvest (5.9)
  • Cruel Harvest (5.9)
  • Cruel Harvest (5.9)
  • Cutting Edge (5.7)
  • Cutting Edge (5.7)
  • D-J

    Heartbreak Of Psoriasis

    Heartbreak Of Psoriasis.

    Local Knowledge

    Local Knowledge.

  • Developing Arms (5.9)
  • Developing Arms (5.9)
  • Developing Arms (5.9)
  • Developing Arms (5.9)
  • Dirty Sanchez (5.8)
  • Eat A Peach (5.7)
  • Ed’s Jam (5.8)
  • Ed’s Jam (5.8)
  • First Blood (5.8)
  • Good Timer (5.4)
  • Hallowed Ground (5.9)
  • Heartbreak Of Psoriasis (5.10c)
  • Inca Roads (5.9)
  • Inca Roads (5.9)
  • Jam Exam (5.9)
  • Jam Exam (5.9)
  • Jam Exam (5.9)
  • L-P

    MX

    Shirley enjoying MX (5.10a).

    Straight Talk

    Straight Talk at Moon Rocks.

  • Level Head (5.6)
  • Libretto (5.10a)
  • Little Known Wonder (5.7)
  • Local Knowledge (5.10b)
  • Local Knowledge (5.10b)
  • Moonstruck (5.10a)
  • Mush Maker (5.7)
  • Mutiny In Manila (5.10a)
  • Mutiny In Manila (5.10a)
  • MX (5.10a)
  • MX (5.10a)
  • Orange Sunshine (5.10b)
  • Orange Sunshine (5.10b)
  • Orange Sunshine (5.10b)
  • Paul Maul (5.10c)
  • Peace, Love And Rope (5.9)
  • Peace, Love And Rope (5.9)
  • People, Places And Things (5.8)
  • Pure Joy (5.10c)
  • R-Z

    Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning (III 5.9) on Goose Egg Mountain.

    Little Known Wonder

    Little Known Wonder.

  • The Reckoning (5.10b)
  • Render Us Weightless (5.8)
  • Ride The Lightning (5.9)
  • Salmon Song (5.10a)
  • Salmon Song (5.10a)
  • Salmon Song (5.10a)
  • Seizure (5.10b)
  • Solar King (5.11a)
  • Straight Talk (5.10a)
  • Tiers (5.9)
  • Tiers (5.9)
  • Tiers (5.9)
  • Treatment Bound (5.10a)
  • Western Front (5.3)
  • X Factor (5.8)
  • X Factor (5.8)
  • Goose Egg Mountain & Kloochman Rock

    Appetite For Destruction

    Appetite For Destruction.

    Ride The Lightning

    Kloochman Rock from Goose Egg Mountain.

  • Dirty Sanchez (5.8) on Goose Egg Mountain
  • Ride The Lightning (5.9) on Goose Egg Mountain
  • Appetite For Destruction (5.10d) on Kloochman Rock
  • Sights

    The Bend

    West side of The Bend.

    Goose Egg Mountain

    Goose Egg Mountain from Kloochman Rock.