Golden Hour Rock Climbing in the PNW

By:  Allen
August 29, 2010

We have had our fair share of failed rock climbing attempts since moving to the PNW. There have been problems finding the trailhead, issues getting going in time, and one day we basically got burned off the rock by scorching heat. It was a great releif to have a day that was by all accounts a success. The old lady and I decided to take a trip to Mount Erie which is located south of Bellingham right on the banks of Puget Sound.

A hearty mid-morning breakfast is the only way to start a weekend day.

Concentration and careful mental preparation is the key to climbing 5.7.

The addition of a Trang Cinch, autoblocking belay device, to my rack allowed for safe photography/belaying multitasking.

Chester sticks to what he's good at... naping.

Photo by: Leah Smart

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