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A companion to Deception Crags, the Far Side is a collection of bolted crags located on the north side of I-90. Most of the crags have southern exposure and get good sunlight. The Far Side was established more recently than Deception Crags, and it is often less crowded. The Far Side is still actively being developed, particularly at Gun Show and Neverland.
Get off I-90 at Exit 38 and follow the frontage road east past the Deception Crag parking for roughly two miles. After crossing under I-90, park at a large pullout under a high voltage line just before reaching an access gate. Hike down the road past the gate and across the bridge over the Snoqualmie. Once over the bridge, jump the guard rail on the east side of the road and look for a trail heading up into the woods. This is the approach trail for Gritscone, Overhaul, Gun Show and Interstate Park.
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The Plank 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Lost Boys
This 3 pitch route ascends the far right side of Lost Boys.P1. Begin right of a dead tree stump. Ascend shallow broken corners to a belay under a roof. Discontinous, odd, so-so climbing, 20m. 5.9P2. Traverse left from the belay, pull into a corner and get established on the slab above the lip (crux), then continue up easier ground to the anchor. Nice pitch. Solid 5.10a, 20m.P3. Follow a few bolts up the easy face to the highest anchor. Somewhat runout. 5.7, 20m.It is possible to combin...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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