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Cutthroat Lake Crags Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 50,007,000'
Location: 48.55657, -120.65434 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: slim on Aug 6, 2017
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Numerous chunks of semi-alpine granite can be accessed from the Cutthroat Lake trailhead, just off of Hwy 20 (Washington Pass). While the trailhead is quite popular with hikers and fishermen, it is pretty likely that you won't see other climbers. There is a lot of potential for routes in this general area.

The trailhead is a fee area requiring a Northwest Forest pass or a $5 daily pass.

Getting There 

Descend the East side of Washington Pass on Hwy 20, past the sharp hairpin. From the tip of the hairpin it is approximately 4 miles to a left turn for the Cutthroat Lake trailhead. Drive up this road a mile or so to a couple small parking lots.

Approaches to the various crags will be detailed in their specific pages.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Cutthroat Lake Crags

The Perfect Crime (with variations...) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Cutthroat Wall
I will describe the route as we climbed it, but there are sections where our route differed from the route described in Cascades Rock. The rock has so many features that it is pretty easy to mix and match your way up the wall. CR has a good photo of the route, but we didn't have it when we climbed the route.P1 (5.7, 36m) - Begin up slightly steep rock with an undercut start, into a very short open book which ends too soon at a bush. A little bit left and up through some blocks takes you to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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