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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.


246 Total Routes


['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',102],['2 Stars',74],['1 Star',35],['Bomb',2]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Cascades:
Fuhrer Finger   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
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
Emmons Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Tribal Therapy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Farside : Hummingbird Wall and Hummin...
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
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
High Plains Drifter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Oracle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad   Farside : Main Cliff
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   Ozone : (2) Middle Earth
Chainmail   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Route 66   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Masterpiece Theatre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 80'   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
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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Featured Route For Southwest Cascades
FA Kevin Rauch FFA Jon Stewart

Rauch Factor 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : (6) Shield Wall
Right on the arete next to the MD Route. This is probably one of the super classics of the area. The climb starts in a corner, busts out to an arete and then continues up the sweet face. The moves up top are really fun; make you wish it would go forever....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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