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Areas in Washington

Central Region 149 / 324 / 6 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 476
Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth 438 / 215 / 68 / 351 / 11 / 5 / 7 / 25 / 962
Central-West Cascades & Seattle 347 / 566 / 62 / 244 / 3 / 14 / 8 / 4 / 1123
Northeast Corner & Spokane 64 / 291 / 63 / 46 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 406
Northwest Region 288 / 226 / 55 / 97 / 16 / 7 / 7 / 155 / 624
Okanogan 240 / 443 / 33 / 21 / 2 / 7 / 0 / 16 / 668
Olympics & Pacific Coast 6 / 97 / 12 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 141
Southeast Cascades & Yakima 108 / 108 / 4 / 6 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 220
Southeast Corner 15 / 36 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 54
Southwest Cascades 240 / 123 / 32 / 46 / 14 / 3 / 2 / 43 / 451
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Welcome to Washington!

Greetings Washington climbers!
Sections of Washington: ----------------------- OLY/PAC = OLYMPIC/PACIFIC NW = NORTH-WESTERN CWC = CENTRAL-WESTERN CASCADES SWC = SOUTH-WESTERN CASCADES SEC = SOUTH-EASTERN CASCADES CEC = CENTRAL-EASTERN CASCADES OK = OKANOGAN C = CENTRAL SE = SOUTH-EASTERN NE = NORTH-EASTERN

Do you want to find a climbing area? If so, first look at the WA state map on the right to see which of the 10 sections of Washington it likely lies in. Then click on the area (section) at left. If you know the area's name but not its location, then type the name into the search bar. If the spelling is wrong, use the advanced search and scan through the subareas to each area.

Do you want to add an area? First check to see if the area has already been listed. PLEASE DO NOT ADD NEW AREAS HERE. Instead go to the relevant region and find the appropriate area that would contain your area. If you do not see it listed, then please add your area. Thanks.

Here, in alphabetical order, are 13 of the more popular destinations in Washington:

Darrington: mountainproject.com/v/darri…
Enchantments and Stuart: mountainproject.com/v/stuar…
Exit 32: mountainproject.com/v/exit-…
Exit 38: mountainproject.com/v/exit-…
Icicle Creek: mountainproject.com/v/icicl…
Index: mountainproject.com/v/index…
Mazama: mountainproject.com/v/mazam…
Mt. Erie: mountainproject.com/v/mount…
Spokane: mountainproject.com/v/spoka…
Tieton: mountainproject.com/v/tieto…
Tumwater: mountainproject.com/v/tumwa…
Vantage: mountainproject.com/v/vanta…
Washington Pass: mountainproject.com/v/washi…

Once again, to add a new climbing area, look at the map first, and then place the new area in the right section. Do NOT add a new area to the Washington home page (here), instead go to the specific section of Washington and add it there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Washington

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
AI2-3 Steep Snow
 76
Liberty Ridge
Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow
 114
West Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 154
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 186
Senior Citizens in Space
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 326
Godzilla
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 378
Outer Space
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 81
Stanley-Burgner Route
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 91
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 133
Rattletale
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 106
Lovin' Arms
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 155
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 110
Slow Children
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 175
Thin Fingers
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 123
The West Face
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 122
Japanese Gardens
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Liberty Ridge Southwest Cascades > Mount Rainier
 76
AI2-3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
West Ridge Northwest Region > … > Boston Basin > Forbidden Peak
 114
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
West Ridge Central-E Casca… > Stuart-Enchantm… > Prusik Peak
 154
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Senior Citizens in Space Central-W Casca… > … > Lookout Point Area > Private Idaho
 186
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Godzilla Central-W Casca… > … > Lower Town Wall > Main Wall, left side
 326
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Outer Space Central-E Casca… > … > Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 378
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Stanley-Burgner Route Central-E Casca… > Stuart-Enchantm… > Prusik Peak
 81
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
The Direct North Ridge w/ G… Central-E Casca… > Stuart-Enchantm… > Mt Stuart
 91
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Rattletale Central-W Casca… > … > Lookout Point Area > Rattletale Wall
 133
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Lovin' Arms Central-W Casca… > … > Upper Town Wall > Central Wall Area
 106
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route Central-W Casca… > … > Upper Town Wall > Central Wall Area
 155
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Slow Children Central-W Casca… > … > Lower Town Wall > Main Wall, left side
 110
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Thin Fingers Central-W Casca… > … > Lower Town Wall > Narrow Arrow and furt…
 175
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The West Face Northwest Region > … > Washington Pass > N Early Winter Spire
 123
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Japanese Gardens Central-W Casca… > … > Lower Town Wall > Main Wall, left side
 122
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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Blitzo  
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. Sep 24, 2006
David Stephens
Superior AZ/Spokane WA
David Stephens   Superior AZ/Spokane WA
They have said it for years "The best climbing in OR. is in Wa. Sep 9, 2011
Dan Bachen
Helena, MT
Dan Bachen   Helena, MT
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... Dec 3, 2012
Is this a good place to climb mid-summer. Hows the weather around this time? thanks Sep 21, 2013
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. Jun 12, 2015
does anyone have any information about the bouldering and top rope walls along the east bank of the Columbia river in Wenatchee? i have found three sets of bolts along the walking path about half way between the black and tan bridges, allong with at least 6 or 7 large boulders. the other anchor is on a 50 ft wall further north right next to bimbo beach. Oct 16, 2017

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