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Ascent of West Rock on 2020-06-19

Climber: Will Thomas

Date:Friday, June 19, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Rock
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4211 ft / 1283 m

Ascent Trip Report

https://www.strava.com/activities/3640397708
360 photos
East Rock: https://goo.gl/maps/GxV5evH1VmQAYshH6 & https://goo.gl/maps/GU4j9Mk9cprDwNEC8
West Rock: https://goo.gl/maps/SCZFt2U7b5KG76xR6
NF-2510 & NF-2503 roads weren't too bad. Got a little alder brushy from time to time. From previous reports it sounded like NF-011 wasn't worth walking up as it is so overgrown, so I parked close to were Waketickeh creek passed under NF-2503 and then just climbed right up the East ridge of the the creek. Lots of tight small trees and minor rhodies as it was steep, but direct and not too bad. Hit East ridge, small little scramble to the summit block. Great views. Glad I waited and came back to this one on a day with visibility. Followed the ridge SW to Peak 4120 which was mostly open, then headed West to West Rock. That section was open treed with small sections of rhodies. Really liked the view from West Rock. It put you in the middle of the cabin creek drainage and close to The Brothers. I didn't notice the summit register electrolyte tube that Brian mentioned. Then I worked my way back aiming for hitting the end of the NF-2503 road. This ended up being a lot of sidehilling through thick rhodies and wasn't much fun. Even lost a trekking pole in there. Once I hit the road it was smooth downhill back to the car. You could easily still drive NF-2503 to the end if you don't mind some Alder brushing up against your vehicle.
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