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

  • This is a very popular climbing area. If you are listing a trip, please check the Mount Erie Internal Lottery Results 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 climbing lottery for your date(s).
  • The 2020 Mt. Erie  Internal Lottery results are now final. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2020, 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).

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 SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Backup date for KD's SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, &
Sun, Apr 5, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG ROCK field trip for the Cebe Wallace SIG
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 - Sun, Apr 12, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 30
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Rock FT - Vineeth & Manisha's SIG
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 - Sun, Apr 12, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 1
Seattle Branch

Rock 1 Field Trip - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Get on rock and practice the basics.
Sat, Apr 11, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
24 participants 15 instructors
Registration closes Apr 9
Bellingham Branch

Intro to Alpine Rock Climbing - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Alpine Rock
Intro to Alpine Rock Climbing field trip
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Basic Rock 2 Field Trip - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Basic Rock 2 FT (Mt. Erie in Anacortes)
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 2
Kitsap Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Summit Wall: SIG Rock FT for Vineeth & Manisha's SIG
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Apr 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Mock Multi Pitch - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Practice setting up anchor spots and mock leading, cleaning and efficiently passing gear and rope
Sat, May 2, 2020 - Sun, May 3, 2020
No Prerequisites
16 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 30
Seattle Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip No. 8 - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Sat, May 9, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 13
Seattle Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip No. 10 - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 2 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Sun, May 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens May 9
Seattle Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip No. 11 - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Sat, May 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 13
Seattle Branch
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