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Areas in Exit 38: Deception Crags

Deception Wall 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Hall Creek Rock 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Kiosk Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Substation 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
We Did Rock 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Write-off Rock 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6

Description

Exit 38, home to an abundance of bolted routes, is nestled in the I-90 corridor just out of Seattle. A multitude of mini-crags can be found in this area offering routes from 5.5 to 5.12+. Depending on the area you can find sun or shade but some of the steeper routes are known to seep after rain.

For the Farside crags, see the separate listing under "North Bend".

Getting There

Take I-90 East from Seattle and take Exit 38. At the end of the exit take a right. To access Mt Washinton and the assoiated crags park at a left bend in the road near the entrance to a gravel road which goes up a small hill on the right. Or if you want to pay the fee drive up the gravel road to the offical trail head. For the main areas continue past the bend and go a bit further untill you see a large parking lot on the left that is right next to the bridge. The trail picks up on the right side of the brdige as you look up the hill towards the crag. The approach is pretty straightforward with a bit of elevation gain on a well trodden trail. Once go under a tall railroad bridge you will start to see walls on your right. Continue on the trail to the top of the bridge which is Iron Horse trail, from which you can find everything.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Exit 38: Deception Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 107
Absolutely Nothing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Blockhead
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Sobriety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Some Drugs
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Lovey-Dovey
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Won't Get Fooled Again
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Old Milwaukee Road
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Subliminal
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Bad Choo Choo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Namby-Pamby
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Just Dessert
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Der Ailed, derailed
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Hangover Helper
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Late for Dinner
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
La Vida Locamotive
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Absolutely Nothing We Did Rock
 107
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Blockhead We Did Rock
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sobriety We Did Rock
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Some Drugs We Did Rock
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lovey-Dovey Substation
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Won't Get Fooled Again Deception Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Old Milwaukee Road Deception Wall
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Subliminal Substation
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bad Choo Choo We Did Rock
 69
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Namby-Pamby Substation
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Just Dessert Deception Wall
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Der Ailed, derailed Deception Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hangover Helper Substation
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Late for Dinner Deception Wall
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
La Vida Locamotive Deception Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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