Upper Skagit Valley Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Respect the small area that may still be signed off. Details
Presently, routes to the right of the route ";;Kate Moss";; are off limits due to fire damage in Summer 2015. So, this should not affect the routes presently listed here. But, respect the signs that identify this area. Thank you.
Description [Suggest Change]
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 [Suggest Change]
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Skagit Valley
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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