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Washington : Northwest Region : Hwy 20 and North Cascades National Park : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Hairpin Crags

Mazama Granite

Gabe Grayum & Bryan Burdo / 2018

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This mini-guide includes several previously unpublished climbing areas including single pitch sport and mixed routes just above the hairpin turn on WA Pass, two granite sport crags on the West Chewuch, and a small sport crag above Pearrygin State Park.

Washington : Northwest Region : San Juan, Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands : Mount Erie : Summit Area : (c) Summit Wall

Rockin' on the Rock! A Guide to Mount Erie Rock Climbing

Dallas Kloke with Jim Thompson & Aaron Bryant

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A wonderful guidebook dedicated completely to Mount Erie. Available for purchase from rakkup, or at Lake Erie Grocery at the base of the mountain.

Washington : Northwest Region : Bellingham and Mt Baker Hwy : Bellingham Area : Sehome Arboretum

Sehome Hill Bouldering Guidebook

Alex Grande / 2003

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Helps you find the climbs. Please read the initial pages first.

Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth : Leavenworth : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Creek

Leavenworth Bouldering

Kelly Sheridan; Sharp End Publishing; January 1, 2015

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Leavenworth Bouldering offers detailed directions, maps, and beta for more than 1,200 boulder problems in one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere bouldering areas. This guide includes more than 650 never-before-published problems scattered throughout 74 areas in Leavenworth’s Icicle Canyon, Tumwater Canyon, and Mountain Home Road areas, 39 of which have never before been published.

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38 : Deception Crags

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Exit 38 Rock Climbs

Todd Kutzke and Rob Price, published for smartphones by Rakkup.

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The crags of North Bend, WA at Exit 38 off Interstate 90 offer a beautiful getaway for Seattle-area climbers with convenient climbing from Spring through Fall. This digital guide features accurate information and detailed photos of about 100 popular sport climbs on the best walls of the area. Amazonia, Club Paradiso, Deception Wall, Hull Creek, Kiosk, Nevermind, Semi, Substation, Actual Cave, & Write-Off walls are included in this version.

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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An extensive chapter on all the easy and moderate stuff at Exit 38, plus all the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 32 / Little Si

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Exit 32 Rock Climbing Guide

Garth Bruce, Free Solo Publishing, 2003

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An early mini-guide to Little Si, with details of World Wall, British Aisles, the Woods and more. Spiral bound with black and white photos.

Washington : South-West & Tacoma : Tacoma & I5 to Foothills : Mineral Rock

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : South-West & Tacoma : Tacoma & I5 to Foothills : Fossil Rock

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : Snoqualmie Pass Area : Keechelus Ridge

Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : Northwest Region : San Juan, Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands : Mount Erie

"Rocking on the Rock - A Guide to Mt Erie Climbing"

Dallas Kloke, Jim Thompson, Aaron Bryant 2013

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Rockin' On The Rock: A Guide to Mt. Erie Climbing

Dallas Kloke, Jim Thompson, Aaron Bryant 2013

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Mt. Erie is a diverse destination for rock climbers in Northwest Washington. From beginning top ropes, to multi-pitch trad and 5.13 sport routes, Mt. Erie has it all. This digital guide for Android & iOS devices features 426 of the best climbs on Mt. Erie. All author royalties go to the Dallas Kloke Foundation.
Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $40.99! That price includes $6.00 for shipping, meaning that you get the book for only $20 more! A good deal on a beautiful guidebook!

Rockin' On The Rock: A Guide to Mt. Erie Climbing

Dallas Kloke, Jim Thompson, Aaron Bryant 2013

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Mt. Erie is a diverse destination for rock climbers in Northwest Washington. From beginning top ropes, to multi-pitch trad and 5.13 sport routes, Mt. Erie has it all. This digital guide for Android & iOS devices features 426 of the best climbs on Mt. Erie. All author royalties go to the Dallas Kloke Foundation.
Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $40.99! That price includes $6.00 for shipping, meaning that you get the book for only $20 more! A good deal on a beautiful guidebook!

Washington : Okanogan : Mazama : The Matrix

Matrix & Europa

Gabe Grayum & Bryan Burdo / 2018

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New crag 1.5 miles south of Mazama with 60+ routes ranging from 5.6-5.11. Mostly sport climbs on Rhino rock but with a few trad routes mixed in. These routes are all new and are not included in any other guide book. This latest version of the guide also includes Europa which is a previously undocumented crag on the Goat Wall between Prime Rib and Fire Wall. Europa has 40 sport routes ranging from 5.6-5.12 with a sunny aspect and great views.

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : Skykomish Valley : Index

The Index Town Walls

Chris Kalman and Matty van Biene

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Here is the latest and best guidebook for the Town Walls. Other than featuring all the newest routes (through early-mid 2017), it has great photos and historical articles.

By Chris Kalman and Matty van Biene

Available at most NW-area mountain shops as well as the publisher:
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From the authors:
This guidebook is not 100% correct or 100% comprehensive (though it's as close as the authors could get!)
Please feel free to send route corrections, and new routes, to indexguidebookatgmaildotcom.

Western Washington Bouldering

Pablo Zuleta

This guidebook offers information about the excellent bouldering areas approximately 1 hour northeast of Seattle, Washington along the scenic Skykomish Valley. It includes an expanded look into established areas such as Gold Bar, Index, and Skykomish. Buy it online at

http://westernwashingtonbouldering.com/guidebook

Index Town Wall Rock Climbs

Clint Cummins

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This is an old (1994, but with some updates) guide that is still used. The author gives his permision for you to download a copy free of charge. Click the above link and download the selected section.

Book cover for Index Town Walls. Climber on the corner entrance move for Stern Farmer at the Lower Town Wall.

Index Town Walls

Chris Kalman and Matt Van Biene

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Index Town Walls is a select guide covering the best routes on all of the walls at Index. From old routes that have cleaned up into new-age classics, to new ground-breaking 4-star lines, this guide will help provide current and up-to-date information on a staggering selection of world-class lines. (Published in 2014.)

Washington : South-West & Tacoma : Columbia Gorge : Stratosphere

Ozone Cliffband Guidebook

Columbia Gorge Guides

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Newly released guide for Ozone, Farside/Dropzone, and Stratosphere, via the Rakkup app!
https://columbiagorgeguides.wordpress.com/

Washington : South-West & Tacoma : Columbia Gorge : Ozone

Ozone Cliffband Guidebook

Columbia Gorge Guides

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Newly released guide for Ozone, Farside/Dropzone, and Stratosphere, via the Rakkup app!
https://columbiagorgeguides.wordpress.com/

Washington : South-West & Tacoma : Columbia Gorge : Farside / Dropzone

Ozone Cliffband Guidebook

Columbia Gorge Guides

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Newly released guide for Ozone, Farside/Dropzone, and Stratosphere, via the Rakkup app!
https://columbiagorgeguides.wordpress.com/

Washington : Central Region : Frenchman Coulee (Vantage)

Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Frenchman Coulee

Brenden Sullivan and Jim Yoder / Vertical Press Publishers / January 1, 2019

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Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth : Cle Elum River Valley

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : Central Region : Banks Lake / Northrup Canyon

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Washington : South-Central & Yakima : Tieton River

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Tieton River Rocks - A Rock Climbers' Guide

Marlene Ford and Jim Yoder / Home Press Publishers / 2004

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Book details crack and sport climbs spread out along the Tieton River and Rimrock Lake.
Covers 20 areas with approach, basic route details and descent information.

Washington : Okanogan : Mazama

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Let's Rock: Washington

Bruce MacLachlan / Evil Weevil Publishing / 2021

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All the classic main crags in Washington and a bunch of newly developed/discovered areas - the North Bend Exits and Keechelus, Cle Elum, Yelm, Kitsap, Vantage, Tieton, Mazama, and Banks Lake. Also, neighboring crags with similar driving distances such as Squamish, Oregon and Idaho. Plus, some bonus chapters covering the best of Utah, Nevada, California, South Dakota and Kentucky. The guidebook features - GPS coordinates. - Detailed route beta. - Easy to read maps. - Clear images from the start of each route. - Camping and approach information. Everything for those new to the sport or looking for moderate climbs 5.0 to 5.10d

Mazama Sport Climbing

Burdo, 2019

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A 2019 update to Bryan Burdo's 2008 book, Mazama Rock. This self-published black & white guide has some outing quality issues, but is currently the most comprehensive guide for sport climbing in the upper Methow Valley (Mazama) area.

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle : Skykomish Valley

Western Washington Bouldering

Pablo Zuleta

This guidebook offers information about the excellent bouldering areas approximately 1 hour northeast of Seattle, Washington along the scenic Skykomish Valley. It includes an expanded look into established areas such as Gold Bar, Index, and Skykomish. Buy it online at

http://westernwashingtonbouldering.com/guidebook

Washington : Central-West Cascades & Seattle

Snoqualmie Rock

Kurt Hicks / Obvious Gully / 2018

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Featuring over 700 rock climbs in the Snoqualmie Valley, this comprehensive guidebook includes the most popular crags in Washington's Cascade Mountains. Each crag has full-color phots, approach and cliff maps, and detailed route information.

Covers Mountain Project areas
- North Bend and Vicinity
- Snoqualmie Pass Area

Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth

Central Washington Bouldering

Kelly Sheridan/Sharp End Publishing

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Kelly Sheridan has compiled a fantastic guide book covering Washington state's best bouldering. Leavenworth's areas are described in great detail in this up-to-date guide.

Washington

Rock Climbing Washington

Jeff Smoot / Falcon Guides / May 1, 2019

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This updated edition of Rock Climbing Washington features more than 1,500 routes throughout the state of Washington. Explore the granite cliffs of Index, Leavenworth, Darrington, and Tieton River Canyon; tackle the exposed alpine routes on the spires at Washington Pass; or hang from steep sport climbs at North Bend, Frenchman Coulee, and Marcus and China Bend near Spokane.

Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes: Vol 1- Columbia River to Stevens Pass (3rd Ed.)

Fred Beckey, The Mountaineers Books

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Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River: Climbing & High Routes, Volume 3

Fred Beckey, The Mountaineers Books

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Cascade Alpine Guide; Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass: Climbing & High Routes, Volume 2

Fred Beckey, The Mountaineers Books

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Central Washington Bouldering, by Kelly Sheridan

Sharp End Publishing

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Covers Leavenworth & Gold Bar.Central Washington is jam-packed with quality granite boulders. The secrets out, the rumors are true, and its open season on the Northwests impressive cache of fantastic problems. From the endless folds of Leavenworths forested canyons to the hilltop Shangri-la of Gold Bar, Washington offers something for everyone. Specific beta, detailed maps, and dozens of rich images will get you psyched.