REI Community
The Flagpole

Select Route:
West Face T 

The Flagpole Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 1,176
Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jplotz on Mar 10, 2015


58° | 47°

61° | 48°

63° | 48°

61° | 42°

52° | 36°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
BETA PHOTO: Snow gullie approach to the Flagpole. Take the se...


Hike 7 miles with 4,000' of elevation gain for two pitches of climbing, one of them being a bolt ladder on sketchy bolts? Sign me up! This route's for you. Once you're standing on top of this finger of granite with the ground falling below you for thousands of feet, you'll realize it was worth it.

Getting There 

Use my photo for specific approach beta. But do approach up the Stuart Lake Trail and Asgard Pass. Nelson's climbing guide has historically recommended a South side approach up Crystal Creek drainage. I've done this too and although scenic, is so much longer and troublesome to get to the start of the route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Flagpole
Rock Climbing Photo: On top.

West Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : The Flagpole
The West Face route is a fun bolt ladder after a wandry but easy approach pitch of approximately 5.7 climbing. The bolts on the ladder are old and somewhat dodgy looking. I used tie offs through some of the hangars as they were unable to accommodate regular biners. Although these days of very low profile biners that may not be an issue anymore. The top anchor is nice and new and very reliable. The exposure on this route is memorable....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of The Flagpole Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle Flick on the approach to The Flagpole.
Kyle Flick on the approach to The Flagpole.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Flagpole as seen from Prusik Peak.  It's that ...
The Flagpole as seen from Prusik Peak. It's that ...
Rock Climbing Photo: For the approach, Take the second snow gullie to t...
BETA PHOTO: For the approach, Take the second snow gullie to t...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Flagpole from the approach.
The Flagpole from the approach.

Comments on The Flagpole Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About