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Southwest Cascades Rock Climbing 


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The late Paul Andrews on the Emmons glacier, Mt Ra...

Description 

Roughly the rectangular region with Tacoma at its NW corner and Hood River on the Columbia at its SE corner. Includes Mt Rainier area.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, smaller roads E-W.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

395 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',33],['3 Stars',167],['2 Stars',129],['1 Star',57],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',32],['5.7',23],['5.8',51],['5.9',56],['5.10',112],['5.11',42],['5.12',14],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',17],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Cascades

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Cascades:
Emmons Glacier        Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 10500'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge        Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route        Trad, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
South East Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Tribal Therapy   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'    Farside (aka Dropzone) : (2) Dropzone Area
Progressive Climax   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   Rock Creek Cliff (aka Clif'... : North Section (Left Side)
Young Warriors   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Blownout   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Beacon Rock : South Face
West Arete   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 170'   Chimney Rocks : Central Pinnacle
Windsurfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Link-up: Free for All/Dod's Jam/Dastardly Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock : South Face
High Plains Drifter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Free for Some   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Sasquatch   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 65'   OH8
Masterpiece Theatre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 95'   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Angle of the Dangle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
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Featured Route For Southwest Cascades
Rock Climbing Photo: The Martyr Closeout Closeout Direct Good Vibration...

Closeout 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : (4) Maple Tree Cluster
Same start as GOOD VIBRATIONS. Traverse left under the large roof using the horizontal roof crack. Clip a bolt and turn the roof on the left. Follow a clean seam to the top anchors.A direct variation (5.9) can be climbed that ascends straight up the wall to the corner of the roof on good holds. Note that the first gear placement on the original and direct lines is a good 20' above the belay....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Southwest Cascades Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Adams from St Helens summit.
Mt Adams from St Helens summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: St Helens and Mt Adams.
St Helens and Mt Adams.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beacon Rock.
Beacon Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: boulders at fossil rock
BETA PHOTO: boulders at fossil rock

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