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 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.
  • The 2023 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 2023, 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 Junior MAC Climbing - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join us for a day of climbing at Mt. Erie (mentored climb for Katy Snyder)
Sat, Oct 8, 2022
Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors 0 chaperones
Registration closes Oct 5
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Explorers Climbing - Mount Erie

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Explorers
Join us for a day of climbing at the scenic Mt Erie crag! Note -
Sun, Oct 9, 2022
Prerequisites
3 participants 0 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration closes Oct 7
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Rock I - Mount Erie

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Get on rock and practice the basics.
Sat, Apr 8, 2023
No Prerequisites
24 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 6
Bellingham Branch

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Climbing - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity
Join the Pathfinders and Nomads for a fun couple days of climbing at Mt. Erie
Thu, Apr 13, 2023 - Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Prerequisites
44 participants
Registration closes Apr 11
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join us for a weekend of climbing and hiking!
Fri, May 12, 2023 - Sun, May 14, 2023
Prerequisites
25 participants
Registration closes May 10
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Rock Field Trip - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Rock Field Trip
Sat, May 13, 2023
Prerequisites
12 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Feb 11; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Field Trip - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Rock Field Trip
Sat, May 20, 2023
Prerequisites
36 participants 13 instructors
Registration opens Feb 11; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Field Trip - Mount Erie

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Rock Field Trip
Sun, May 21, 2023
Prerequisites
36 participants 13 instructors
Registration opens Feb 11; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend - Mount Erie

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Multi-pitch climbing in Mt Erie for students who have met prerequisites. Students not ready for
Fri, Jun 16, 2023 - Sun, Jun 18, 2023
No Prerequisites
36 participants 7 instructors 6 chaperones
Registration opens Apr 24; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader
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