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Areas in Upper Skagit Valley

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Elevation: 594 ft
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on Aug 2, 2015
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Description

The Upper Skagit Valley area includes multiple cragging areas near the Skagit River, from about Newhalem up to Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Though there are enough routes now for multiple visits, the general area holds huge potential for further development. The rock is mostly solid gneiss (metamorphosed granitic rock), offering quality trad, sport, and bouldering.
Respect the small area that may still be signed off. Details

Getting There

Head to the town of Newhalem on Highway 20, just east of I-5, north of Everett, south of Bellingham, and just west of the Diablo dam. Some crags are here, near town, and some are further up HW 20.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Skagit Valley

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cherche La Femme
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cold Beer in the River
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Luna Park
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kate Moss
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Domestic Bliss
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Serendipity
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hull Yeah
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shiny Yellow Crane
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Guillotine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Lockjaw
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
12c for a day
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Gainfully Unemployed
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Highway 99
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cherche La Femme Ryan's Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cold Beer in the River Ryan's Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Luna Park Ryan's Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Kate Moss Ryan's Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Domestic Bliss Ryan's Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Serendipity Ryan's Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Hull Yeah Ryan's Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiny Yellow Crane Diablo Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Guillotine Diablo Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lockjaw Ryan's Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
12c for a day Ryan's Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gainfully Unemployed Ryan's Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Highway 99 Ryan's Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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calvino
Marblemount, WA
calvino   Marblemount, WA
Went up to Ryan's wall yesterday. All the routes above Kate Moss are closed off (ie the couple moderates at the far right/upper area) Several trees were cleared out, and the boulders above the closed area look even more precarious than ever. Jul 18, 2016
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
The red-dashed box above the Description gives more info about the closure. Jul 8, 2016
This area appears to be closed. Jul 8, 2016

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