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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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Jamie gunning for the second ascent of Mrs. Norris

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

317 Total Routes

['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',133],['2 Stars',97],['1 Star',42],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',29],['5.7',16],['5.8',36],['5.9',45],['5.10',84],['5.11',37],['5.12',17],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',11],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

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
Central Mowich Face   AI3-4 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Emmons Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
South East Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Beacon Rock
Tribal Therapy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Farside : Hummingbird Wall and Hummin...
Young Warriors   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock
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
Windsurfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Beacon Rock
Blownout   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Beacon Rock
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
High Plains Drifter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   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
Free for Some   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Beacon Rock
Zen-ith   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 65'   Stratosphere
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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1st pitch of Blownout

Blownout 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock
Beautiful long perfect dihedral after some interesting face work. P1, climb Blownout direct 5.9 (hard/technical for 5.9) start just uphill from tunnel #1, thin flake, then seam and right-facing thin flake w 2 or 3 pitons to bolted belay. P2, Up and left then up hand crack to belay "in a protected corner beneath the great upper dihedral." P3. 120 feet of dihedral. Stems, chimney moves, lieback, all you ever wanted from a 5.10A dihedral!!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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