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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Noble Knob Trail #1184
An alpine connector with plenty of views along the way. Near Buckley, Washington
Skookum Flats Trail - IMBA Epic
A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River. Near Buckley, Washington
White River Trail
Nice rolling, shady singletrack following Highway 410. Near Buckley, Washington
Palisades Trail
Primo singletrack along a strikingly beautiful trail with cliffs and lush forests. Near Buckley, Washington
Ranger Creek Trail
A fast downhill romp with multiple switchbacks and technical sections to navigate. Near Buckley, Washington
Dalles Ridge Trail #1173
A pleasant connector providing access to Ranger Creek Trail or Noble Knob Trail. Near Buckley, Washington
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Southwest Cascades Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: boulders at fossil rock


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

401 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',34],['3 Stars',170],['2 Stars',132],['1 Star',56],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Cascades

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Cascades:
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 10500'   Mount Rainier
Emmons Glacier        Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Central Mowich Face   AI3-4     Ice, Alpine, 9200'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route        Trad, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Fuhrer Finger        Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge        Alpine, 9300'   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
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
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     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   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: Matt's rack for Wild Turkey's

Wild Turkeys 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : South Face
An amazing route with great position! The first pitch (10c) follows a neat dihedral system just right of the second tunnel. Several pitons protect the first dihedral, which is gained by scrambling up the mossy blocks. Keep going up and slightly right to gain the left side of "Beacon Tower."The next pitch, amazing, continuously hard, and long (I'm a bit biased, but I would say again that this pitch is stellar), follows the dihedral left of the belay (which consists of one great bolt and one no...[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: St Helens and Mt Adams.
St Helens and Mt Adams.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beacon Rock.
Beacon Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Adams from St Helens summit.
Mt Adams from St Helens summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: The late Paul Andrews on the Emmons glacier, Mt Ra...
The late Paul Andrews on the Emmons glacier, Mt Ra...

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