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Southeast Cascades & Yakima  


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Description 

Region just east of the Southwestern Cascades. Includes the Yakima area.

Getting There 

I90 and HW82.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

138 Total Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',63],['2 Stars',49],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',14],['5.8',13],['5.9',24],['5.10',45],['5.11',27],['5.12',6],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southeast Cascades & Yakima:
The Cutting Edge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
Mush Maker   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Royal Columns : Main Face
First Blood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Royal Columns : Main Face
Ed's Jam   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   The Bend : Bend Center
Jam Exam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
Inca Roads   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Royal Columns : Main Face
Ride the Lightning   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, 500'   Tieton River : Goose Egg Mountain
Thriller Pillar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
Salmon Song   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   The Bend : Bend West
Ring of Fire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   Lava Point : Dream Wall
Reckoning   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Bend : Bend West
Orange Sunshine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
Cat Crack   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 90'   Tieton River : Wild Cat Wall
Saint Of Circumstance   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Lava Point : Lava Wall/Deadheads
Pure Joy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   The Bend : Bend West
Paul Maul   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
The Price of Complacency   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area
Keel Hauled   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 110'   Tieton River : Wild Cat Wall
Aboriginal Design   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Cave : Middle Wall
Whitewashed   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   South Fork Cliff : Astral Wall
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Featured Route For Southeast Cascades & Yakima
The Apiary climbs the line with the draws on it.

The Apiary 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  WA : Tieton River : The Honeycomb Buttress
The Apiary is a climb once thought to be unclimbable by some of the earlier developers of the canyon. I even heard one route developer say they thought about chipping it! Anchors were probably installed shortly after the golden age of Tieton route development but the line was never bolted due to the difficulty and fear that the route would become a squeeze job.In 2002 a young and talented Yakima lad named Paul Marquard was on a mission to up the ante in the Tieton. Armed with a Bosch and the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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