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
130 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',64],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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
Ellen Pea 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: Northwest Region
: ... : M&M wall (AKA "Supercave Wa...
1. 5.10a. 40 m. Climb left facing corner to belay stance just below left slanting twin cracks.2. 5.10d. 50 m. Follow diagonal twin cracks to an immaculate, inset dihedral with a challenging thin crux towards the end.Walk left approximately 20m to the start of the next pitch.3. 5.11a. 50 m. Climb corners and flakes straight up to the large left-slanting ceiling/arch feature. Navigate left and up until it is possible to layback-undercling-stem the severely leaning corner crack of the arch. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Washington