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Exit 38: Far Side  


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Description 

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.

There are five main crags at the Far Side: Overhaul, Gritscone, Gun Show, Interstate Park, and Winter Block (listed by proximity to the trailhead). Overhaul offers the most climbs and most difficulty. Gritscone and to a lesser extent Interstate Park offer more for beginners.

Another small grouping of crags, Neverland, has recently been developed.

Getting There 

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.

To reach Neverland, continue hiking on the road over a short hill. The approach trail begins on the east side, opposite a small utility building.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.4 miles from here

125 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Exit 38: Far Side:
Nocturnal Remission   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Headlight Point
Kiss of the Crowbar   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
insomniac   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Headlight Point
impartial eclipse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
GS-6   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Gun Show
Tunnel of Love   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
I wanna go home   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 115'   Neverland : Lost Boys
The Sun Will Never Rise Again   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Winter Block
Endless Bliss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Gun Show
Elation at the End of Eternity   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Gun Show
The Plank   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   Neverland : Lost Boys
Chica Rapida   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Gritscone
Ellie's Sweet Kiss   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 75'   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
I've got some good news, and some bad news   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
Sleep or Awake?   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   Neverland : Lost Boys
Space Face   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
Strategic Placement   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Interstate Park : Eastern Block
Free Radical   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Shangri-La
Tea Time   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Gun Show
I Can Fly!   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Neverland : Lost Boys
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5.12c? (5.11 to V6 to 5.11) Overhanging bolted face on pristine rock. Unrepeated. The route has It has a devious crux that requires core strength and creativity. Overhanging, South-facing exposure keeps this route dry most of the year....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Nov 3, 2014
In my opinion it would make sense to have Relief Camp, Motherland, Slabbage patch all under the Overhaul wall heading. This is the way Bryan set it up.
By Ian Simpson
Jul 16, 2015
I stumbled across a South-eastern facing cave low of the Interstate trail. A number of bolted routes that appear rather stout. Does anyone have any beta on it or the history?
By C.jake
Aug 24, 2015
Okay. I have a little beta bone to pick here. First of all, this is not a parking lot crag. Allow yourself a solid 25 minutes to get to the farther walls such as interstate and gun show. If you are going to those crags, you need to take the fork to the right directly after the FOURTH underground cable sign. There are many of these signs, the first set of small rocks and crags is well past the first underground cable sign.
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