Exit 38: Far Side Rock Climbing
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Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
History (Admin Only): Jon Nelson handled an improvement for this area May 1, 2019
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".
Classic Climbing Routes at Exit 38: Far Side
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