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Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.

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

360 Total Routes

['4 Stars',46],['3 Stars',142],['2 Stars',107],['1 Star',52],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',38],['5.7',24],['5.8',42],['5.9',45],['5.10',71],['5.11',48],['5.12',27],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',23],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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
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 Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
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
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
Total Soul   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Three O'clock Rock
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
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Squire Creek Walls
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
Ancient Melodies   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1100'   Darrington : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Smoke On the Water   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Bellingham Area : Julia's Outcrop (Governor L...
The Passenger   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Hull Yeah   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   Newhalem
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Featured Route For Northwest Region
Pitch one.

The Tiger 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : m&m wall
One of the best free route at Washington Pass, this route is consistently stacked with high quality climbing and memorable pitches! With the exception of the final pitch, every pitch is outstanding and offers engaging and varied movements. With great views of the Wine Spires to boot, this route should be climbed by those up for the challenge. The Tiger climbs the centre of M&M Wall. The climbing early on is characterized by technical and slabby corners. As you progress higher, the climbing becom...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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