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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

496 Total Routes

['4 Stars',90],['3 Stars',232],['2 Stars',121],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',13],['5.8',16],['5.9',38],['5.10',92],['5.11',115],['5.12',53],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',73],['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
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
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
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
The Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Upper Town Wall : Earwax Wall
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
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
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
Topping out Wise Man's Fear. Photo by Pablo Zuleta

Wise Man's Fear V5 6C  WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : 420 Zone
Start matching in rail down in the hole on the left side of the overhanging face. Use feet out right. Go up on good holds to arete/lip. Go to the top using the left arete. Do some wizard $hit and high steps while using the slopey hand holds on the arÍte to make a desperate move to the top. Very rewarding. A low start on the footholds of the normal prob adds a grade to the problem and a couple fun moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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