Elevation: 2,776 ft
GPS: 47.427, -121.431 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Climbing areas near the crest of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. Plenty of entry-level alpine rock climbs and summits; the main areas are the Commonwealth group (Guye, Snoqualmie, Lundin, Red and Kendall) or the Chair Peak ridge (Kaleetan, Chair, Bryant, Tooth and Denny.) South of the Pass and near Hyak areas have some lesser summits with scrambling approaches. Exit 47 has some sport and TR one-pitch climbs, and several small boulders are being developed.

Rock varies by mountain/area, but be prepared for plenty of chossy alpine rock on many of the peaks - Guye, Red and Chair notably. Exit 47 has some more solid granite.

This is the most popular area in Washington for alpine summit climbing, due to the ease of access, plethora of approach trails, lower-elevation summits and proximity to Seattle; so be ready for crowds on the possibly-scrambled mountains and the Tooth, in particular. However, the rock climbing crags that exist are generally less crowded than Exit 32 or 38.

Getting There

I-90 exits 47 and 52-54.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Snoqualmie Pass Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
AI1-2 M2+ Mod. Snow
 7
South Gully/South Spur
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
WI6+ M8+ PG13
 3
Bring Da Ruckus!
Mixed, Ice
WI5+ M6 R
 3
The 36th Chamber
Trad, Mixed, Ice
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI3 Mod. Snow
 5
Northeast Slabs
Trad, Ice, Snow 5 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a AI2-3 Mod. Snow
 36
Northeast Buttress
Ice, Snow 4 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 199
South Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Original Route (AKA Left Side Cr…
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M4-5 A0 Steep Snow
 12
New York Gully
Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Black Systems Solar
Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
The Tooth Fairy
Sport 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 5
Prey
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
With Love Lie Ancients Nestled W…
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
The Last of Summer
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Crescendo of the Sarcophagus Bre…
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Anne with an E
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Gully/South Spur Guye Peak > Winter-Spring (ice, s…
 7
AI1-2 M2+ Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Bring Da Ruckus! Rap Wall
 3
WI6+ M8+ PG13 Mixed, Ice
The 36th Chamber Rap Wall
 3
WI5+ M6 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
Northeast Slabs Tooth > Winter-Spring (ice, s…
 5
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI3 Mod. Snow Trad, Ice, Snow 5 pitches
Northeast Buttress Chair Peak > Winter-Spring (ice, s…
 36
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a AI2-3 Mod. Snow Ice, Snow 4 pitches
South Face Tooth > Summer-Fall (rock)
 199
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Original Route (AKA Left Si… Exit 47 > Fun Forest
 32
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
New York Gully Snoqualmie Mountain
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M4-5 A0 Steep Snow Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow 5 pitches
Black Systems Solar Keechelus Ridge > E Face
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
The Tooth Fairy Tooth > Summer-Fall (rock)
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 6 pitches
Prey Osprey Wall
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
With Love Lie Ancients Nest… Keechelus Ridge > E Face
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
The Last of Summer Keechelus Ridge > Lizard Ledge
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Crescendo of the Sarcophagu… Keechelus Ridge > E Face
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Anne with an E Exit 47 > Anne with an E
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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