Exit 38: Deception Crags Rock Climbing
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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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Exit 38: Deception Crags
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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