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Location: 47.84257, -121.69584 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Region along HW 2, from Monroe to Steven's Pass. The valley has great bouldering, sport, and trad climbing. Most of the rock is granite, but the rock at No Name and nearby crags is instead similar to that at Little Si in North Bend.


Getting There 

HW 2.


487 Total Routes


['4 Stars',88],['3 Stars',225],['2 Stars',121],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',13],['5.8',14],['5.9',37],['5.10',91],['5.11',115],['5.12',51],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',71],['V4-5',31],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',8],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',6],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Skykomish Valley:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Angora Grotto   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Country Area : The Country
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
Gods Bones   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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Featured Route For Skykomish Valley
"Right Ventricle

Right Ventricle 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b  WA : Index : ... : The Country
This is a nice variation to the finish of the first pitch of HOTC. It adds 20+ ft. of climbing to an already excellent climb.After clipping the 3rd bolt, continue up to the crack, follow the crack until it peters out. Move up easy ground to GM anchors. The "crux" is where the crack thins down and is easier if you are under 5'6''....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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