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Little Mountain Park Ride
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Chuckanut Ridge Trail Descent
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Northwest Region Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This region includes the North Cascades, the Skagit River Valley, and the north coastal region around Bellingham and the San Juan Islands.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, and numerous E-W roads including the Mt Baker HW, HW20, and the Mountain-Loop HW.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.1 miles from here

576 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',77],['3 Stars',222],['2 Stars',189],['1 Star',67],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',64],['5.7',35],['5.8',63],['5.9',66],['5.10',104],['5.11',67],['5.12',45],['5.13',11],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',41],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',16],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Region:
East Ridge        Alpine, Grade II   North Cascades : Eldorado Peak
Coleman/Deming Glacier        Alpine, 7080'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Easton Glacier        Alpine, Grade III   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
North Ridge   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
South Arete   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Zig Zag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Mount Erie : Main Wall
Southwest Rib   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
False Impressions   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Mount Erie : Powerline Wall West
West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 600'   Silver Star and connected s... : Paisano Pinnacle
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
East Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 800'   Washington Pass : Lexington Tower
Intimidator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Mount Erie : Powerline Wall West
Cold Beer in the River   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches   Upper Skagit Valley : Ryan's Wall
Silent Running   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   Darrington : Three O'clock Rock
Direct East Buttress   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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Featured Route For Northwest Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Westward Ho - pitch 2 - after an unusually snowy s...

Westward Ho 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
Westward Ho makes great use of some the cleanest white granite at Darrington. It provides a direct line of sustained friction and crimps that will test any climber aspiring to be solid on 5.9 slab. The first four premium quality pitches are bolt-protected with modern hardware and fixed anchors. But this aint no sport route, pilgrim! Come prepared for insecure moves a ways above bolts with cheese-grater consequences. The route is direct and obvious, with pitch ratings of 5.9+, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.9. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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