Elevation: 4,418 ft
GPS: 47.365, -121.314 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: skye h on Jul 8, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Keechelus Ridge is a small area (about 32 routes) -- primarily sport climbing, with a few mixed and a couple of trad routes. The views are great and the shade gets better in the late afternoon. July is usually mosquito season for that elevation, so bring bug repellent.

Getting There

Take exit 54 off i-90, go north (cross i-90) toward the Gold Creek sno park area and take the next available right. This is Road 4832 which will lead you east, parallel to i-90. Take this road for 4 miles. It will turn to gravel and go uphill. Take the prominent left fork--this is the second left turn on this road. Go another 3.25 miles until you see a small spur road to your left followed immediately by a small parking area to your right. Park in the parking area, cross the road and hike up the spur road for about 15 minutes until you get to a wide flat area with a great view. Just as the road levels off and starts going slightly downhill, look for a cairn and a small but obvious trail leading right (north) into the forest: hike this trail for another 10 minutes to a rocky area.  Many people mistakenly turn downhill at the first rocky area and end up bushwhacking.  Instead, stay on the good trail past that first rocky area - the trail reenters the forest and goes steeply up hill for another minute or two.  At the 2nd rocky area the main trail makes a sharp right turn.  Stay on this obvious trail as it skirts the south side of the rock formation, until you come to the top of West Wall.

The gravel road is in decent shape -- mostly wide, shallow potholes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keechelus Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Huckleberry Heaven
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Meeperland Drive
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
An Alpine Embrace as Meteors Race
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Black Systems Solar
Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Shadow Gold
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
With Love Lie Ancients Nestled W…
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Culturally Dysfunctional
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Hummingbird Symphony
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
The Last of Summer
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Crescendo of the Sarcophagus Bre…
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Huckleberry Heaven W Wall
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Meeperland Drive W Wall
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
An Alpine Embrace as Meteor… W Wall
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Black Systems Solar E Face
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Shadow Gold W Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
With Love Lie Ancients Nest… E Face
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Culturally Dysfunctional Lizard Ledge
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hummingbird Symphony Lizard Ledge
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Last of Summer Lizard Ledge
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Crescendo of the Sarcophagu… E Face
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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