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Skykomish Valley Rock Climbing 


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Pat almost to the top of p 1 of heavens gate

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

547 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',107],['3 Stars',261],['2 Stars',128],['1 Star',42],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',14],['5.8',15],['5.9',43],['5.10',112],['5.11',125],['5.12',60],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',26],['V2-3',76],['V4-5',31],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',10],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Skykomish Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skykomish Valley:
Great Northern Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Senior Citizens in Space   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lookout Point Area : Private Idaho
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
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
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   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   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Sagittarius   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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
Cunning Stunt   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Country Area : The Country
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...
The Crimson Eye    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Even Steven   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Natural Log Cabin   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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Featured Route For Skykomish Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the upper cruxy layback section, taken fro...

D is for Dictory 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WA : Index : ... : The Country
This begins with the start of Fool's Gold. After climbing the large flake at the bottom (either side), face climb up and right past two bolts (includes a fun mantle move) to a large orangish flake with rippled rock texture. Jam and layback the left side to the top of the flake, then do a few power moves left to the shallow corner (perhaps the crux) and go up the corner past two more bolts. Near the top, there is another cruxy move involving a palmy layback. Belay or lower from the chains in the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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