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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

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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Mt. Baker camp. Shuksan in background.

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

543 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',76],['3 Stars',218],['2 Stars',170],['1 Star',66],['Bomb',1]
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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
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Southern Pickets : Inspiration Peak
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
Clean Break   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1500'   Silver Star and connected s... : Juno Tower
The Epic Tail of Sir Norbert   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1500'   Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall
Excalibur   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall
Slab Daddy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0     Trad, Aid, 22 pitches, 2300'   Squire Creek Walls : Northern Section
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Waterfall Basin
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
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: Mt. Baker. North Ridge with the overlay topo of ou...

North Ridge WI2-3  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Mt. Baker
The route ascends the broad ridge enclosing the east (left) side of Mount Baker's north face. It is supposed to be a moderately technical route on Mount Baker but we found it to be committing and long. Negotiating the serac wall several hundred feet to the right from its apex, over the north face (see topo picture) required some WI4 ice climbing. To access North Ridge cross Coleman Glacier laterally until at the base of the ridge. From here ascend the snow slopes to th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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