Mount Erie

Mount Erie near Anacortes, is an area for scrambling and climbing field trips and crag climbing trips.

GETTING THERE

From I-5 take exit 230 for WA-20 toward Burlington/Anacortes/Skagit Airport.  Stay on WA-20 and after about 20 miles turn left on Campbell Lake Rd., which continues at Heart Lake Rd.. Take a slight right onto Ray Auld Dr., and then take a right on Erie Mountain Dr.. After a couple miles, the parking lot will be on the right. 

notes

  • Book Reference: Rockin' on the Rock: A Guide to Mt. Erie Climbing by Dallas Klokke with Jim Thompson & Aaron Bryant (2013).

information for leaders

internal climbing and Scrambling lottery

  • The 2021 Mt. Erie Internal Lottery results are now final. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2021, please check this document before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling, or that there is no other course that already has priority in the internal lottery for your date(s).
  • The 2022 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results are now final. Please select the Mt Erie tab to view the results for this location. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2022, please check this spreadsheet before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling and that there is no other course that already has priority.

Scheduling

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • We may have more than on group using Mount Erie per day, but the limit is 50 people (including instructors) per organization per day. Please be sure that when you schedule or update an activity that we remain within these limits.

working with Anacortes parks & recreation

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact Anacortes Parks and Rec staff to alert them.
  • As of March 5, 2012 For ALL instructional rock climbing and scrambling groups, including fee-based and free activities and field trips, please contact Anacortes Parks & Recreation staff with your dates 30 days in advance and follow the rules listed below. A message from Anacortes Parks & Rec confirming your date(s) does not reserve the site for you as there will likely be other recreational climbers on the mountain at that time. They ask that all groups do their best to share the mountain. Rules:
    • No more than 50 people per group per day (this includes instructors).
    • Please carpool when driving to the summit to allow for other users.
    • Please inform your climbers of a port-a-potty at the summit (usually March – October).
    • Please pack out all the trash that you bring in. If you can haul out extra trash you may find, that is a great service to the park.
  • Land Manager: Anacortes Parks & Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 50
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • USGS Anacortes South
  • Green Trails Deception Pass No. 41S
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) For Shafer SIG
Sat, Mar 26, 2022 - Sun, Mar 27, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Mar 24
Seattle Branch

Rock I - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Get on rock and practice the basics.
Sat, Apr 9, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 6 instructors
Registration closes Apr 7
Bellingham Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 8 - Checkpoint: Belay Escape, Rappelling. Practice: Rock Climbing Technique, Multi-Pitch
Fri, Apr 22, 2022
Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 20
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 8 - Checkpoint: Belay Escape, Rappelling. Practice: Rock Climbing Technique, Multi-Pitch
Sat, Apr 23, 2022
Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 21
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 8 - Checkpoint: Belay Escape, Rappelling. Practice: Rock Climbing Technique, Multi-Pitch
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 22
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Camping & Climbing Trip - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join us for a weekend of climbing and hiking at Mt. Erie!
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - Sun, May 1, 2022
Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor 1 chaperone on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 21
Seattle Branch

Seattle Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join us for a weekend of climbing and hiking around Mt. Erie!
Sat, May 7, 2022 - Sun, May 8, 2022
Prerequisites
1 participant 1 instructor 3 chaperones
Registration closes Apr 28
Seattle Branch

Intro to Alpine Rock - Workshop - Core Instructional Content - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Alpine Rock
Intro to Alpine Rock Climbing workshop #6: On the Mt Erie Summit Wall
Sat, May 14, 2022
No Prerequisites
16 participants 8 instructors
Registration opens Mar 28; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Field Trip - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Rock Field Trip.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, May 15, 2022
Prerequisites
33 participants 16 instructors
Registration opens May 8; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Field Trip - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Rock Field Trip.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, May 21, 2022
Prerequisites
33 participants 15 instructors
Registration opens May 8; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Seattle
Wed, Jun 8, 2022
No Prerequisites
16 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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