North Cascades Rock Climbing
Gaping crevasse on the Inspiration Glacier, North ...
The North Cascades are home to a huge number of sharp granite peaks with many excellent alpine climbs. With so much to offer and typical alpine approaches, you probably won't find mobs of other people. The granite is mostly very good, offering cracks, chimneys, flakes, roofs, etc. Summer is the time for alpine rock.
The general North Cascades area can be reached either by driving west on Highway 20 from I-5 (although Highway 20 is more often closed than not) or by driving east on Highway 2 to Leavenworth or I-90, then North on Highway 97 and North again on Highway 153, which meets up with the other side of Highway 20 in Twisp.
Weather station 12.3 miles from here
132 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in North Cascades
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Cascades:
Featured Route For North Cascades
Direct North Buttress 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Washington
: Northwest Region
: ... : Bear Mountain
Remote, committing, stellar rock, commanding exposure, and an epic approach. This route has everything you could ask from a Cascadian classic and is my favorite in the range.Approach: From the saddle, descend down steep scree trending skier’s right. You’ll cross several gullies and eventually reach the glacier that extends out of the couloir leading to the regular north buttress route. On the right of the glacier extends the toe of the direct north buttress. Continue up the glacier to the cl...[more] Browse More Classics in Washington