Tieton River: Royal Columns

Tieton has two main climbing areas: The Royal Columns and The Bend. Although there are a few bolted routes, it is primarily trad climbing.

AREA Closure

The "Price Of Complacency" Column Fell on 4/28/17. Oak Creek Wildlife Area Is Currently Assessing Area for Danger. 

GETTING THERE

From I-90, take Exit 110 for I-82/US-97 S towards Yakima.  After 30 miles, take the exit for  31A-31B for US-12 W toward N 1st St/Naches. Stay right to take Exit 31A and Merge onto US-12 W.  Follow US-12 for 17 miles, then take a right on Bethel Ridge Rd.. Park at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area.

information for leaders

INTERNAL CLIMBING And Scrambling LOTTERY

  • The 2021 Tieton 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 Tieton 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 & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default 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.
  • Please keep group sizes small to minimize our footprint at the crag.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Map
  • Green Dot Maps (wdfw.wa.gov)
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Single Pitch Leading 1 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Trad
Practice climbing single pitch routes on mock leads
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 5, 2022 - Sun, Mar 6, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Mar 3
Foothills Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
We will begin mock leading as well as have the opportunity to practice crack climbing,
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 - Sun, Mar 20, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Mar 17
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
We will begin mock leading as well as have the opportunity to practice crack climbing,
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 9, 2022 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Mar 17
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading on Rock
A field trip to a cragging location suitable for practicing single or multi-pitch lead climbing
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 - Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Prerequisites
6 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 21
Kitsap Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
We will begin mock leading as well as have the opportunity to practice crack climbing,
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - Sun, May 1, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Mar 17
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 8, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Leading on Rock 3, Everett Intermediate Climbing Course - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading On Rock
This trip will focus on building hanging anchor and practicing using them to swing leads.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 21, 2022 - Sun, May 22, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Feb 16; Instructor registration open now
Everett Branch
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