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Central-West Cascades & Seattle

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Tiger Mountain Loop
A 1500 ft climb to the summit of Tiger Mountain with some fun singletrack sections. Near Issaquah, Washington
Summit Trail
Fast-rolling and flowy on the way down from the summit. Near North Bend, Washington
Silent Swamp Trail
A singletrack route tying Preston Railroad Trail to Joy Ride. 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 Carnation, Washington
Puget Power Powerline Trail
A great singletrack hill climb with a couple of technical sections to keep you on your toes. Near Kirkland, Washington
Thrilla in Woodinvilla
Fast and hilly! The go-to training ride for Cyclocross and XC mountain bikers looking to stay local. Near Bothell, Washington
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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

883 Total Routes

['4 Stars',125],['3 Stars',357],['2 Stars',297],['1 Star',87],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',27],['5.7',33],['5.8',51],['5.9',87],['5.10',208],['5.11',172],['5.12',94],['5.13',32],['>=5.14',10],['',0],['<=V1',25],['V2-3',76],['V4-5',32],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',9],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central-West Cascades & Seattle:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Great Northern Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
New York Gully   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M5- A1-2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700'   Snoqualmie Pass Area : Other Pass regions (needs o...
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
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
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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
Infinite Bliss   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, Sport, 23 pitches, 2600'   North Bend & Vicinity : Mount Garfield
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...
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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Featured Route For Central-West Cascades & Seattle
Max Dufford on the FA of Numbah Ten (5.12b), Index...

Numbah Ten 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  WA : Index : ... : Main Wall, left side
The bolted dihedral left of Sagitarius and Iron Horse. Starts out with a SUPER technical crux using horribly small gastons, pinscars and smears for opposition. All the campusing power in the world won't get you off the ground on this thing. The body tension/insecurity fest continues to another crux pulling the first roof, then eases for a bit of very fun 10/11ish face climbing until the final crux, involving shallow locks and high steps through a small roof. Amazing!Amandla, the 13b/c ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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