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Areas in Exit 38: Deception Crags

Deception Wall 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Hall Creek Rock 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Kiosk Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Nevermind Wall 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
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


Deception Crags is one of three sub-areas located at the Exit 38 ramp off the I-90 corridor east of Seattle. For the other areas, see separate Mt. Washington and Far Side listings under Exit 38.

 In this sub-area, find many mini-crags with 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.

Getting There


Take I-90 east from Seattle and turn off at exit #38. At the bottom of the exit ramp, take a right.

To access Deception Crags, drive a half-mile down SE Homestead Valley Rd, and park in one of the two pullouts on the left side of the road before you drive past Change Creek.

Hike up the hill keeping to the right side of Change Creek until you arrive at Substation, the first crag underneath a tall railroad bridge. (10 minute approach)

Continue on the trail to the top of the bridge which is Iron Horse trail, from which you can find everything else.

Alternatively take an immediate right off the main road onto a gravel road, drive up the hill and park in the Mt Washington trailhead area [needs Discover Pass] and hike over to Deception Crags.

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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
 139
Absolutely Nothing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
Blockhead
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Strip Clip
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Sobriety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Some Drugs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Hurly-Burly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Neverigine
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Lovey-Dovey
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Old Milwaukee Road
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Bad Choo Choo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 63
Love Bucket
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 46
Big Mama
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
Architect Rally
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 80
Steep Street
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 53
Cultureshock
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Absolutely Nothing We Did Rock
 139
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Blockhead We Did Rock
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Strip Clip Nevermind Wall
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sobriety We Did Rock
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Some Drugs We Did Rock
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hurly-Burly Substation
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Neverigine Nevermind Wall
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lovey-Dovey Substation
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Old Milwaukee Road Deception Wall
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bad Choo Choo We Did Rock
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Love Bucket Nevermind Wall
 63
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Big Mama Nevermind Wall
 46
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Architect Rally Nevermind Wall
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steep Street Nevermind Wall
 80
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cultureshock Nevermind Wall
 53
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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