Waka Beach Rock Climbing
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This small crag is right down on the water on the east side of the Elwha River. The wall faces west and can get hot in the morning. The routes are all short and on a band of the soft sandstone that is also found across the river at the Elwhall. Most routes are on the easy to moderate end of the spectrum, making this a great destination for beginners. The one drawback is that the river runs right up to the base of a section of the wall for most of the year, making access to most of the climbing problematic. At times it is possible to wade through the water but is not recommended when water levels are high. Your best bet is to wait until the water retreats enough (typically around the end of July) to reveal the beach at the base of the wall.
PLEASE NOTE: the climbing in the Elwha River canyon is a privilege that can be taken away. The climbing resides within an area that is part of the river restoration project following the dam removal and is currently managed by Olympic National Park. As such, no camping, no fires and no dogs are allowed at the crags. Help us protect access, camp and have a fire somewhere else and leave your dogs at home.
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