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Chuckanut Ridge Trail Descent
Fun and formidable ridge trail descent followed by a tangled root chaser. Near Bellingham, Washington
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Northwest Region  

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Sunrise Eldorado Peak North Cascades NP


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

430 Total Routes

['4 Stars',56],['3 Stars',176],['2 Stars',135],['1 Star',50],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Northwest Region:
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
East Ridge Direct   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
SW Rib   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
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
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Southern Pickets : Inspiration Peak
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
Freedom or Death   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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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The traverse seen from the top of Mt. Torment (For...

Torment-Forbidden Traverse 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Steep Snow  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Mount Torment
Traverses the jagged skyline from Mt. Torment to Forbidden Peak. From the base of Torment, ascend the S. Ridge or the SE face (both loose 4th/low 5th class) to a prominent grassy ledge leading to a V-shaped notch climbers right. Packs can be left here as you summit and downclimb (or rap, though downclimbing is manageable) back, eventually following the grassy ledge to the notch. From here, a wild overhanging rap on obvious slings takes one to the snow traverse on the North side [The entire trave...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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