Exit 38: Deception Crags & Mt Washington Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The three main climbing areas at Exit 38.
Exit 38, home to an abundance of bolted routes, is nestled in the I-90 corridor just out of Seattle. A multitude of mini-crags can be found in this area offering routes from 5.5 to 5.12+. Depending on the area you can find sun or shade but some of the steeper routes are known to seep after rain.
Take I-90 East from Seattle and take Exit 38. At the end of the exit take a right. To access Mt Washinton and the assoiated crags park at a left bend in the road near the entrance to a gravel road which goes up a small hill on the right. Or if you want to pay the fee drive up the gravel road to the offical trail head. For the main areas continue past the bend and go a bit further untill you see a large parking lot on the left that is right next to the bridge. The trail picks up on the right side of the brdige as you look up the hill towards the crag. The approach is pretty straightforward with a bit of elevation gain on a well trodden trail. Once go under a tall railroad bridge you will start to see walls on your right. Continue on the trail to the top of the bridge which is Iron Horse trail, from which you can find everything.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
139 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',78],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Exit 38: Deception Crags & Mt Washington
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Exit 38: Deception Crags & Mt Washington:
Featured Route For Exit 38: Deception Crags & Mt Washington
Old Milwaukee Road 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WA
: Central-West Cascades & Sea...
: ... : Deception Wall
This route has been incorrectly called Wild Goat, fyi. Old Milwaukee Road is what the FA called it. From the east end of the concrete bridge climbs up and slightly right on easy terrain. Reach left to clip a bolt at head height then do a airy maneuver to the left to gain positive holds. Straight up from there leads to a left trending somewhat chossy corner/chimney with three very closely space bolts. I was able to rap it with a 70M .Awesome, well-protected first 10a route for all ages. The crux...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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