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 2020 Tieton 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).
  • 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).

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 13, 2021 - Sun, Mar 14, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Mar 4
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, Apr 3, 2021 - Sun, Apr 4, 2021
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
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 10, 2021 - Sun, Apr 11, 2021
No Prerequisites
4 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading on Rock
A field trip to Tieton Royal Columns to practice single pitch trad climb leading.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Prerequisites
4 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 22
Kitsap Branch

Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your multi pitch skills to the test outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 1, 2021 - Sun, May 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
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
Fri, May 7, 2021 - Sat, May 8, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
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 anchors and practicing using them to swing leads
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 15, 2021 - Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 5 instructors
Registration closes May 13
Everett Branch
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