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Description



Please note: Rock fall at Gun Show in August 2016 may have erased some routes in your guidebook.

Far Side is one of 3 major sub-areas off the exit 38 ramp on the I-90 corridor east of Seattle. It is a collection of mostly bolted crags located on the north side of I-90. Most of the crags have southern exposure and get good sunlight. The Far Side was established more recently than Deception Crags, and it is often less crowded. The Far Side is still actively being developed, particularly at Gun Show and Neverland. Shangri-La has some trad lines.

There are five main crags at the Far Side: Overhaul, Gritscone, Gun Show, Interstate Park, and Winter Block (listed by proximity to the trailhead). Overhaul offers the most climbs and most difficulty. Gritscone and to a lesser extent Interstate Park offer more for beginners.

Another small grouping of crags, Neverland, has recently been developed.

For routes at the Deception crags and Mt. Washington, see the separate listings under "Exit 38".

Getting There

Get off I-90 at Exit 38 and follow the frontage road east past the Deception Crag parking for roughly two miles. After crossing under I-90, park at a large pullout under a high voltage line just before reaching an access gate. Hike down the road past the gate and across the bridge over the Snoqualmie. Once over the bridge, enter via the well marked trail to Dirty Harry's just past the guard rail on the east side of the road. Follow this approach trail for Gritscone, Overhaul, Gun Show and Interstate Park; to reach Neverland, take the sharp left uphill shortly after entering the woods on the trail.

189 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Exit 38: Far Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Kiss of the Crowbar
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Tunnel of Love
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Insomniac
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
impartial eclipse
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 71
99 Grit
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 116
Endless Bliss
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
I wanna go home
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Chica Rapida
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 58
Elation at the End of Eternity
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 89
Ellie's Sweet Kiss
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 103
The Plank
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Sheltered Upbringing
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Booty Squirrel
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 63
Space Face
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Super Squish
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kiss of the Crowbar Interstate Park > Eastern Block
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Tunnel of Love Interstate Park > Eastern Block
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Insomniac Interstate Park > Headlight Point
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
impartial eclipse Interstate Park > Eastern Block
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
99 Grit Gritscone
 71
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Endless Bliss Gun Show
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
I wanna go home Neverland > Lost Boys
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Chica Rapida Gritscone
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Elation at the End of Eternity Gun Show
 58
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Ellie's Sweet Kiss Interstate Park > Eastern Block
 89
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Plank Neverland > Lost Boys
 103
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sheltered Upbringing Overhaul Area > Motherland
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Booty Squirrel Gritscone
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Space Face Interstate Park > Eastern Block
 63
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Super Squish Gun Show
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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