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
127 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',64],['2 Stars',28],['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
: Northwest Region
: ... : Glacier Peak
This is a very committing route in that it is a very long approach with lots of up and down that would be a major pain to retreat on. Total mileage (up Frostbite, down Cool Glacier) is slightly over 40 miles. Be prepared to finish this route if you start it, carrying up and over. Be comfortable on steep snow before getting on this route. Based on the occasional washout of bridges/roads the best approach may vary year to year. Most parties will want to descend an easier route, with the Gerdine R...[more] Browse More Classics in WA