Elevation: 574 ft
GPS: 48.68, -121.243 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on Aug 2, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure March 1st to approximately July 15th each year; climbing outside approved CMAs strictly prohibited Details

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.

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 52
Cold Beer in the River
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Kate Moss
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Domestic Bliss
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Luna Park
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Serendipity
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Hull Yeah
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Shiny Yellow Crane
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Guillotine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Lockjaw
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
12c for a day
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Gainfully Unemployed
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Breaking the Law
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 12
Highway 99
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Cinnamon Groove
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Meridian
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cold Beer in the River Ryan's Wall
 52
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Kate Moss Ryan's Wall
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Domestic Bliss Ryan's Wall
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Luna Park Ryan's Wall
 42
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Serendipity Ryan's Wall
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Hull Yeah Ryan's Wall
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Shiny Yellow Crane Diablo Wall
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Guillotine Diablo Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lockjaw Ryan's Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
12c for a day Ryan's Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gainfully Unemployed Ryan's Wall
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Breaking the Law Ryan's Wall
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Highway 99 Ryan's Wall
 12
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cinnamon Groove Ryan's Wall
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Meridian Ryan's Wall
 3
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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