Wet Like Willy

Mar 17, 2021 | Lookout Slabs, Pollution Slab | 2 comments

5.7, 60 m rope and 12 quickdraws

FA: Andrew Abel 2021

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Lookout Slabs Overview

Lookout Slabs

Offering better climbing and larger than it looks, Lookout Slabs is a suntrap with a short approach and has an easy walk-off back down to the windy point parking lot. There is potential here for many 2-3 pitch climbs. Yes it can be slabby, but the rich texture and interesting formations and runnels make up for it. It is well worth a visit, for nothing else than the opportunity to 2 or three routes in one day.

Pollution Slab Overview

Billy Goat Slabs Overview


Park as for Windy Point Parking lot. Head West from the parking lot heading along the Lake and eventually you will be walking next to the highway. Follow the highway till you see the Lookout Slabs on your right (North, approx. 52.254333,-116.400385) cross the highway and look out for Red flagging tape heading up a grassy hill towards the slabs. Follow the flagging tape trending left and you will reach the base of the slabs. Wet like Willy is the first route directly in front of you as you are gearing up. Susan’s pollution solution starts left of Wet like Willy and 5 meters up the hill. 10-15 minutes.

If you are approaching for  Dumbo the approach is fairly similar but the first hill on the right (North) is the one you take to get up to the major slab formation that has the trad route scary Bighorn (5.9) on it. There will be flagging tape marking the way. A burnt out tree with flagging tape marks the start of the route. 20-30 minutes.


Wet Like Willy Pitch 1

Amanda Skinner coming up the 1st pitch of Wet Like Willy

Wet Like Willy Pitch 2

Pitch 2 of Wet Like WIlly

Wet Like WIlly Pitch 3

Ashliegh Tyndall on the third pitch of Wet Like Willy

Pitch 1: 32m 5.6

Climb up on textured slab following a line of bolts to a nice belay ledge with 2 belay bolts.(First Picture)

Pitch 2: 30m 5.7

Move up and right to gain the runnel, for 10 m and follow bolts left to the station.
(second picture)

Pitch 3: 33m 5.7

Traverse right, without gaining elevation. Then clip bolts straight up to the station at the top of the route.


Rappel the route, or walk off to climbers right.

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  1. Alex

    Hey! We just climbed this route 8/28, it was awesome. Brought a friend for their first multipitch. We started the climb directly up from the nameplate, following the bolts. We thought there were 4 pitches as described here, but reached the top belay station after the third pitch. Just wondering if we ended up going off route or if the climb and belay stations were modified since this was first posted.

    • brian

      You are correct. That was corrected in the the print version, and missed here. I’ve got the correct beta in here now.


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