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

Scheduling & Permits

  • INTERNAL CLIMBING LOTTERY

    This is a very popular climbing area. If you are listing a trip, please check the Tieton 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).

  •  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.

  • The Royal Columns are on DNR land.  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



Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants
Registration closes Mar 7
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, Mar 16, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 10 instructors
Registration closes Apr 18
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 4 instructors
Registration closes Apr 27
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 26
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
No Prerequisites
6 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 26
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
No Prerequisites
8 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 26
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, May 4, 2019 - Sun, May 5, 2019
No Prerequisites
20 participants 10 instructors
Registration closes Apr 18
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 11, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 26
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Single Pitch Trad
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 12, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 27
Seattle Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
Field trip for Beyond Basic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 25, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes May 23
Olympia Branch
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