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Southwest Cascades Rock Climbing 


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Mt Adams from St Helens summit.

Description 

Roughly the rectangular region with Tacoma at its NW corner and Hood River on the Columbia at its SE corner. Includes Mt Rainier area.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, smaller roads E-W.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

418 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',34],['3 Stars',177],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',55],['Bomb',3]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Cascades

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Cascades:
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Emmons Glacier        Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
South Spur        Trad, Alpine   Mount Adams
South East Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Numb Nuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 95'   Ozone : (9) New School Wall
Dirty Jugs   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Young Warriors   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Snake Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Ozone : (3) Snake Wall
Helm's Deep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   Ozone : (2) Middle Earth
Kung Fu   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Kamikaze   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Party At The Moon Tower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (3) Snake Wall
May Day   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
High Plains Drifter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   Ozone : (2) Middle Earth
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Lion of Judah (aka Sugar and Spice) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : (6) Main Cliff
Start just left of Day of Atonement and head up a shattered left-facing shallow corner crack. Continue directly up a minor corner/chimney feature until you can traverse left under an overhanging block to gain the anchor on the top. 2nd route done here. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Southwest Cascades Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Rock Climbing Photo: St Helens and Mt Adams.
St Helens and Mt Adams.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beacon Rock.
Beacon Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: boulders at fossil rock
BETA PHOTO: boulders at fossil rock
Rock Climbing Photo: The late Paul Andrews on the Emmons glacier, Mt Ra...
The late Paul Andrews on the Emmons glacier, Mt Ra...

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