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Location: 47.84257, -121.69584 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Peter Franzen, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

513 Total Routes

['4 Stars',96],['3 Stars',239],['2 Stars',129],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',13],['5.8',16],['5.9',38],['5.10',98],['5.11',120],['5.12',54],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',25],['V2-3',75],['V4-5',31],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',9],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=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 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Great Northern Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Tantric Bazooka   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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Featured Route For Skykomish Valley
Lamplighter pitch, showing the lieback section

Heaven's Gate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Index : ... : Dana's Arch Area
This route is basically a 3 pitch extension to the first pitch of Lamplighter.P1(5.10c). Lamplighter, it is a steep looking wide crack, with many good holds to supplement. After the chimney follow a crack system slightly right past a couple bolts. Don't belay at the first anchor you see! Keep heading right another 20 feet to another two bolt anchor. I thought this was the best pitch on the route.P2(5.11a). Follow Bolts over the bulge directly above the belay to an edgy face.P3(5.10+). More...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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