North Cascades Rock Climbing
Gaping crevasse on the Inspiration Glacier, North ...
The North Cascades are home to a huge number of sharp granite peaks with many excellent alpine climbs. With so much to offer and typical alpine approaches, you probably won't find mobs of other people. The granite is mostly very good, offering cracks, chimneys, flakes, roofs, etc. Summer is the time for alpine rock.
The general North Cascades area can be reached either by driving west on Highway 20 from I-5 (although Highway 20 is more often closed than not) or by driving east on Highway 2 to Leavenworth or I-90, then North on Highway 97 and North again on Highway 153, which meets up with the other side of Highway 20 in Twisp.
Weather station 12.3 miles from here
126 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',65],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Cascades
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Cascades:
Featured Route For North Cascades
NW Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WA
: Northwest Region
: ... : Forbidden Peak
Fred Beckey calls it "an exceptional climb of purity." Blake Herrington says "The Northwest Face is Forbidden's best route."Once at the base of the route (see approach beta below), solo or simul-climb steep, somewhat loose 4th to low-5th class for about 500 feet to the start of a knife-edge section.Cross the knife-edge ridge at 5.6 and then up through the crux (staying true to the ridge and stemming as well as crack...[more] Browse More Classics in WA