Community

Bringing local climbers together  

Stewardship

Caring for our local climbing resources

Mentorship

Working to educate the next generation of local climbers
Who We Are

Who We Are

The Yakima Climbing Scene is a group for Yakima area rock climbers. Our goal is to provide local climbers of all levels the opportunity to connect with others who share their passion.

Upcoming Events

Events are open to climbers of all levels and interest unless noted otherwise.
Fall Clean Up
Saturday October 26, 2019  8:45am  Meet at The Bend parking area. 9am-12pmWe will pick up trash along highway 12 and in parking area. If you...
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Climb A Mile (September 1-30)
Climb a Mile (5,280 ft) in pitches and boulder problemsduring the month of September to support the WA Climbers Coalition and YCS Join our team...
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Mt Adams Alpine Style
A Cascadians Climb July 20-21 This will be an Alpine style climb.  That is, fast and light.  We will head down to the Mt Adams...
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Lava Point

Lava Point

The United States Forest Service needs your help!


Ventenata Dubia (North Africa grass) was identified at and around Lava Point last fall. So far, this is the only documented site on the entire 4.2 million acres of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Ventenata is a highly invasive annual grass (think – the next cheat grass!)  https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/weeds/ventenata

You can help control the spread by staying on established trails and cleaning your shoe & equipment when you leave Lava Point or any area infested with noxious weeds!

Recent Activity

New routes, access issues, community updates, etc.
Climb A Mile (September 1-30)
Climb a Mile (5,280 ft) in pitches and boulder problemsduring the month of September to support the WA Climbers Coalition and YCS Join our team...
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Ellensburg Teens Give Back
Last Saturday 13 students from Ellensburg High School took a few hours out of their climbing day to help YCS keep our section of Highway...
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B Weir of The Dead Rebolt
Lava Point - May 17 2019 Someone seems to have attempted to chop this route years ago. There has been a bit of a runout...
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Wadi Rum Presentation
March 11, 2019 7:30 PM - Yoga Collective of Yakima Dean Olin "The Rock Climbing Guide" is an AMGA guide who lives in The Tri-Cities...
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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Smash and grabs are back!

Good climbing weather is back, and so are everyone’s favorite a-holes.

This photo is from last week at Royal Columns highway pullout.

REMINDER: When climbing at Royal Columns park in the lot NOT on the highway. And do not leave any valuables in your car.

New Anchors Are Here

New Anchors Are Here

Thanks to a grant from Washington Anchor Replacement Project and local volunteers, new hardware is being installed at the top of some of Royal Columns most popular climbs. Anchors will continue to be replaced throughout the spring.

Please use your own gear for toproping!