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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Tiger Mountain Loop
A 13.5 mile tour of Tiger Mountain's most popular trails. Near Mirrormont, Washington
Master Link
Surprisingly smooth 2.5 miles of climbing. Near Mirrormont, Washington
Predator
A rough, in-your-face, downhill playground. Near Mirrormont, Washington
Off The Grid
A downhill trail brimming with aggressive flow. Near Mirrormont, Washington
Soaring Eagle Outer Loop
Part of a network of trails tucked into the forest of Section 36 (Soaring Eagle Park) in Sammamish. Near Ames Lake, Washington
Puget Power Powerline Trail
A great singletrack hill climb with a couple of technical sections to keep you on your toes. Near Redmond, Washington
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Central-West Cascades & Seattle Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The area from Seattle-Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Pass and Steven's Pass, covering King County and the southern half of Snohomish County

Getting There 

Mainly I5 N-S and either I90 or HW2 E-W.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

976 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',138],['3 Stars',405],['2 Stars',324],['1 Star',90],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',31],['5.7',37],['5.8',56],['5.9',96],['5.10',244],['5.11',183],['5.12',104],['5.13',33],['>=5.14',11],['',0],['<=V1',27],['V2-3',80],['V4-5',35],['V6-7',21],['V8-9',10],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Central-West Cascades & Seattle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central-West Cascades & Seattle:
Great Northern Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Senior Citizens in Space   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lookout Point Area : Private Idaho
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Sagittarius   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Rattletale   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Cunning Stunt   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Country Area : The Country
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Even Steven   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Aborigine   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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Featured Route For Central-West Cascades & Seattle
Rock Climbing Photo: Lamplighter pitch, showing the lieback section

Heaven's Gate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Index : ... : Dana's Arch Area
This route is basically a 3 pitch extension to the first pitch of Lamplighter.P1(5.10c). Lamplighter, it is a steep looking wide crack, with many good holds to supplement. After the chimney follow a crack system slightly right past a couple bolts. Don't belay at the first anchor you see! Keep heading right another 20 feet to another two bolt anchor. I thought this was the best pitch on the route.P2(5.11a). Follow Bolts over the bulge directly above the belay to an edgy face.P3(5.10+). More...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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