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Elevation: 1,850 ft 564 m
GPS: 47.43068, -121.62089
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Description Suggest change

Interstate Park is the collection of sunny, east-facing crags above Gun Show. The rock is the most granitic of all the Exit 38 crags, offering great friction and edges, but can be crumbly. The main crag of Headlight Point / Eastern Block is sunny and well-exposed, generally drying quickly, but can be exposed to major wind coming down the valley. The smaller crags are more shaded and wind-protected. 

This is a great place to knock out many moderate routes in a beautiful setting. Some of the Exits' best 5.7-5.10- routes are found here. The harder routes that have been put up are definitely worth the try hard if you can climb the grade, on great rock with unique and interesting granitic features. 

The area has seen several waves of development - Bryan Burdo and Leland Windham put up most of the routes on the main cliff in the early 2000s. Rad Roberts, Garth Bruce and Jens Klubberud filled in several of the missing harder lines and smaller crags in the next decade, and a few more routes have gone down in recent years.

Getting There Suggest change

As of Fall 2018 there have been substantial changes to the trail, and the old description is no longer valid.

Stay on the main hiking trial trail leading to Gritscone, Gunshow etc, and continue past to the left of Gritscone for another 5 minutes or so. There will be a fork in the trail with fence posts marking two directions. Take the right fork. Continue down this trail for another 10 minutes past a small talus field and a short uphill section (passing the turnoffs to Gun Show, the Cirque and Truck Town) until you reach an obvious small bolted cliff section, this being Headlight Point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Interstate Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 155
Kiss of the Crowbar
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Nocturnal Remission
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Ruby's Ridge
Sport 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 111
Tunnel of Love/Delightful Cacoph…
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
Insomniac
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Impartial Eclipse
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
November Glaze
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 148
Ellie's Sweet Kiss
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
Carnage Before Bedtime
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Missing the Taco
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Lip Service/Phone Threats
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 103
Space Face
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 59
Strategic Placement
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Hurricane
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Third Stone from the Sun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kiss of the Crowbar (c) Eastern Block
 155
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Nocturnal Remission (a) Headlight Point
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ruby's Ridge (a) Headlight Point
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
Tunnel of Love/Delightful C… (c) Eastern Block
 111
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Insomniac (a) Headlight Point
 94
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Impartial Eclipse (c) Eastern Block
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
November Glaze (e) Squishy Bell
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Ellie's Sweet Kiss (c) Eastern Block
 148
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Carnage Before Bedtime (a) Headlight Point
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Missing the Taco (c) Eastern Block
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lip Service/Phone Threats (c) Eastern Block
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Space Face (c) Eastern Block
 103
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Strategic Placement (c) Eastern Block
 59
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hurricane (c) Eastern Block
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Third Stone from the Sun (b) Mirror Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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