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Washington Rock Climbing 


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Sections of Washington: OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...

Welcome to Washington! 

Greetings Washington climbers!

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Weather station 15.1 miles from here

4,084 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',389],['3 Stars',1485],['2 Stars',1520],['1 Star',583],['Bomb',12]
['<=5.6',305],['5.7',283],['5.8',417],['5.9',505],['5.10',1023],['5.11',564],['5.12',238],['5.13',63],['>=5.14',13],['',0],['<=V1',81],['V2-3',284],['V4-5',110],['V6-7',77],['V8-9',48],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',15],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Washington

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Washington:
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
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'   Stuart-Enchantments : 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
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 18 pitches, 1200'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 20 pitches, 2000'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Acid Baby   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   Stuart-Enchantments : Aasgard Pass
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Rules for Stems:  FA, at the first crux.  Photo by...

Rules for Stems 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Tieton River : ... : Main Wall
A varied route with good climbing throughout. Start with a 12-foot handcrack to the top of a small column, then step right and lieback up a pillar. The first crux involves bearhugging a flange to a series of powerful sidepull and edge cranks with smears for feet. This leads to a prominent stembox (5.10) capped by a roof. The roof is the second crux, which--depending on how you're set up for it--might seem harder or easier than the first crux. The route ends with face climbing up an arete/ra...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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

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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
From: Nashua, NH
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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