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Weather station 15.1 miles from here

3,880 Total Routes

['4 Stars',364],['3 Stars',1370],['2 Stars',1448],['1 Star',586],['Bomb',13]
['<=5.6',295],['5.7',267],['5.8',398],['5.9',490],['5.10',970],['5.11',555],['5.12',228],['5.13',62],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',74],['V2-3',242],['V4-5',99],['V6-7',75],['V8-9',43],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',13],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Washington:
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
Prime Rib of Goat   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 11 pitches, 1300'   Mazama : Goat Wall
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 18 pitches, 1200'   Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Mt Stuart
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 20 pitches, 2000'   Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Mt Stuart
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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Featured Route For Washington
Andrew Philbin on the upper part of P1 of The Blac...

Black Sea 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  WA : Index : ... : The Black Sea
P1It is best to pre-clip the first bolt then start climbing from the right at an under cling. Follow bolts, a few small cams and a fixed 1/2" rod behind a flake. Climb up and right for more bolts, multiple small cruxes and a short layback up an arete past a few good cams to a few more bolts and a final difficult move just before the anchors.P2 Goes straight up the corner then steps left passing a bolt to gain another corner/Arete. Climb Arete and face past some huge knobs then head left past ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Washington Slideshow Add Photo
Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Enchantments
Enchantments
Little Tahoma Peak from up on the DC route, Mt. Ra...
Little Tahoma Peak from up on the DC route, Mt. Ra...
Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Enchantments
Enchantments
Prusik Peak West Ridge
Prusik Peak West Ridge
American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Rainier National park, Sunset.
Rainier National park, Sunset.
Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
In the forest. Photo by Blitzo.
In the forest. Photo by Blitzo.
Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Vantage
Vantage
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP
Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...
Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...
Rainier from the northwest
Rainier from the northwest

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Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Jun 12, 2015
By Blitzo
Sep 24, 2006
Washington is an incredibly beautiful state.
The Cascades, with tall volcanoes and tumbling glaciers. The rocky coastline and rain forests. The sprawling orchards of Central Washington, all combine to make this Great state a more than worthwhile place to visit.
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Jan 24, 2007
Where's the Minihaha area?

MM
By stredna
From: PA
Apr 2, 2009
Anyone know of Conservation/Environmental jobs in the Wenatchee/Leavenworth area, please do not hesitate to PM me! Would love to live there.
By cody brua
Dec 22, 2010
hi my name is Cody Brua i am moving to Mt Vernon WA on January 1 and i don't know any one who climbs up their so if any wants or needs a new climbing partner i am free ever weekend
By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 25, 2011
I have moved Beacon Rock to the Oregon section of MP. Please see its page for more details.

-Peter
By andyf
From: Tacoma, WA
Aug 25, 2011
Well that sucks. WTF? Seriously?

We'll take Smith Rock in return.
By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Sep 9, 2011
They have said it for years "The best climbing in OR. is in Wa.
By Billcoe
Sep 9, 2011
You can keep the Far Side Andyf, even though it's closer to PDX than Beacon. In fact, there are 2 Farsides, you get both! Woot! If you can clean it up a tad we'll claim ownership. We'll take Ozone right next door to the FS as it's much cleaner. Opps, breaking news: the Oregon climbers have voted, and if you give us either Outer Space or Liberty Bell, we will give you everything we have except for Smith Rock. LOL!

mountainproject.com/v/farside/...

Regards!

BTW, before anyone gets their panties all twisted up, I was joking....
By Jason Scott Heacock
Feb 18, 2012
Does anyone know the name of the bouldering location in Washington that is right near a popular handgliding cliff. The climbing was right on Puget sound, possiblt north of Everett, on the western side of all passes (not in the cascades) I you know this place what is it called again and is there a Mnt Project area for it.

-thanks
By Justin Slagle
From: Palm Desert, CA
Mar 14, 2012
Jason, i think you're talking about Larrabee State Park. Good bouldering right on the beach with great views. The hang gliding is off Blanchard Mountain. The Park is 15 minutes south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Dr. I don't think it is on Mountain Project and i've never seen a guide anywhere.
By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
May 30, 2012
I'm working on adding in Larrabee. Feel free to offer up supplements or alternatives for my horrible directions.
By Dan Bachen
Dec 3, 2012
Just a shot in the dark here but does anyone know of any rock on the East/ South East side of the Olympic Peninsula? Will be back that direction in a month and if the rain breaks it would be nice to get a session in...
By climber57
Sep 21, 2013
Is this a good place to climb mid-summer. Hows the weather around this time? thanks
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
Sep 24, 2014
Welcome back to Washington, Beacon Rock.
By Jeff Daniels
Jun 12, 2015
RE:2007 Matt McMurrey post :) - Minihaha is in Spokane Washington. Google maps has the area labeled John C Shields Park. Its north of the Spokane River off E Upriver Drive across the street from Upriver Dam Reservoir. Best place in the area for top rope, also good bouldering. Good training grounds for Mountaineer clubs and easy to get a few climbs in during a lunch break for many in the area.
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