Climbers have been doing volunteer trailwork on the Eightmile Creek trail since 1999. This year we plan to focus on a switchback where the trail is heavily eroded in the woods leading up to Three O’Clock Rock, the most accessible crag in the traditional Darrington climbing area. Climbs there range from 5.2 to 5.11, generally featuring knobby slab climbing on routes from one to seven pitches in length. The area is remote and beautiful.
We’ll gather behind the Darrington Ranger Station at 9:00 am. Wear sturdy boots, long pants, and bring work gloves.
You’ll have a chance to meet climbers active in the area and give back to the land. Events like this have helped keep the trail in shape and have built relationships that have lead to the preservation of access here and elsewhere in Washington. We’ll gather at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds for a potluck and some raffle type activity after the work is done.