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Lily and Lizard Lake Loop
A steady climb to a fun little loop and a straightforward descent. Near Bow, Washington
Double Diamond to Double Down
An all killer, no filler descent through Larrabee State Park. Near Bellingham, Washington
Chuckanut Ridge Trail Descent
Fun and formidable ridge trail descent followed by a tangled root chaser. Near Bellingham, Washington
Evolution, Unemployment Line, and Atomic Dog Descent
A feature-packed single and doubletrack blend of awesome riding. Near Geneva, Washington
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Northwest Region Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This region includes the North Cascades, the Skagit River Valley, and the north coastal region around Bellingham and the San Juan Islands.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, and numerous E-W roads including the Mt Baker HW, HW20, and the Mountain-Loop HW.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.1 miles from here

510 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',69],['3 Stars',209],['2 Stars',159],['1 Star',60],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',54],['5.7',31],['5.8',57],['5.9',57],['5.10',89],['5.11',59],['5.12',34],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',60],['V4-5',16],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Region:
North Ridge   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Northeast Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, Grade IV   North Cascades : Mt. Goode
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
Southwest Rib   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Southern Pickets : Inspiration Peak
East Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 800'   Washington Pass : Lexington Tower
Silent Running   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   Darrington : Three O'clock Rock
Clean Break   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1500'   Silver Star and connected s... : Juno Tower
Excalibur   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Waterfall Basin
Ancient Melodies   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1100'   Darrington : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
The Hitchhiker   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
The Passenger   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Liberty and Injustice for All   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Thin Red Line (Free Version)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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Featured Route For Northwest Region
Rock Climbing Photo: The Early Winter Spires. North Early Winter is on ...

Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : North Early Winter Spire
Typically done in 5 pitches, some can be strung together to do it in 4. There are some wide bits, but they are actually quite fun and don't require the use of wide crack techniques. The climb starts by scrambling up a trail traversing north along the base of North Early Winter to the base of a corner/crack that leads up to a ledge with lots of trees. P1 - Climb the crack/corner to the ledge. Part of it is a chimney that doesn't have much in terms of protection, but this section is short and fair...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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