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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Skookum Flats Trail - IMBA Epic
A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River. Near Enumclaw, WA
White River Trail
Nice rolling, shady singletrack following Highway 410. Near Enumclaw, WA
Ranger Creek Trail
A fast downhill romp with multiple switchbacks and technical sections to navigate. Near Enumclaw, WA
Ranger Creek
A challenging loop with a long fire road climb and fast technical decent on the Ranger Creek Trail. Near Enumclaw, WA
Tiger Mountain Loop
A 1500 ft climb to the summit of Tiger Mountain with some fun singletrack sections. Near North Bend, WA
Summit Trail
Fast-rolling and flowy on the way down from the summit. Near North Bend, WA
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Southwest Cascades 


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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


251 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Cascades:
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Mount Rainier
Fuhrer Finger   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
South Spur   Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Adams
Emmons Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Central Mowich Face   AI3-4 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Mount Rainier
Tribal Therapy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Farside : Hummingbird Wall and Hummin...
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Sweet Fucker   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Farside : Main Cliff
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Oracle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad   Farside : Main Cliff
High Plains Drifter   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Chainmail   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Masterpiece Theatre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 80'   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Route 66   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Grace   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Angle of the Dangle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
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kautz glacie route

Kautz Glacier WI2-3  WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
The approach begins at Paradise (elv: 5400ish). Hike up the paved trail for about a mile to Glacier Vista. Locate a climbers trail to the left (west???) and descend to the Nisqually glacier. Cross the Nisqually. You should head for the base of an obvious gully. Scramble up the boulder filled gully. This spits you out onto the left side of the wilson glacier. Follow the rolling snow fields aiming for a snowfield shaped like a turtle. There is good camping at the base of this snowfield (elv. 9000i...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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