Tunnel Creek


Basic Rock Climb - Tunnel Creek

The Nun (5.0, 2 pitches). Priority for 2023 Kitsap Basic Students.

  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,450 ft

Tunnel Creek #841 Trailhead (47.78142, -123.05230). Ready to move at 8:00 AM.

Note: 2023 Kitsap Basic Climbing students in need of a rock climb have explicit permission to sign up now. Participant slots will open to any other interested Kitsap Branch climber on June 12th and to climbers from any branch on June 26th. Please do not contact leader before these dates. 

This is an exploratory climb of a seldom-visited, minor peak in the upper Tunnel Creek basin. Expect one pitch of mossy slab and one pitch of face climbing on pillow basalt, with several rappels. The climbing will not be exceptional, but the approach is a pleasant hike and this may just be the closest alpine rock climb to Kitsap, so join us in checking it out!

This climb is a mentored lead for Eric Lee.


Tunnel Creek

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails The Brothers No. 168

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    USGS Mt Jupiter

    USGS Mt Townsend
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots or other sturdy approach shoes
  • Rock shoes
  • A back pack 
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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