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Climbing Area Profiles: This page links profiles of over 30 different Washington climbing areas, including bouldering areas on coastal bluffs near Bellingham, classic cragging near Index, and desert basalt in eastern Washington. Washington Pass in the North Cascades, the Gold Bar boulders, sport climbing near Seattle, and climbing areas in Spokane are included.

Click a thumb or the adjacent climbing area name to read about these climbing areas; some will be presented in multiple sub-pages:

 

Climbing Area Information
This page presents profile pages covering over 30 different climbing areas in Washington. Each page presents some basic information about the style of climbing found there, current access or stewardship issues, and land management or ownership information.

The information below is presented in three different geographic categories: western Washington, east slope, and inland Washington.



western Washington
Bellingham 
Bouldering and crag climbing in the foothills and along the shore of Puget Sound. Easy to moderate approaches. All grades of difficulty; mostly bouldering and sport climbing.
Mt. Erie
Diorite crags, 40 feet to three pitches. Easy to moderate approaches. Easy fifth class to 5.12. Mostly face.
Newhalem 
Gneiss in the Skagit River gorge. Easy approach. Sport climbing, 5.9 to 5.13. Face.
Darrington
Granite domes on the west slope of the Cascades. Moderate to medium approaches, some brush or scrambling. 5.6 to 5.12. Face/slab.
Static Point 
Granite dome on the west slope of the Cascades. Medium length approach; scenic. 5.8 to 5.11; mostly 5.10. Slab.
Gold Bar
Granite boulders and largely unexplored crags. V0 to V11; and (?) 5.9 to (?) 5.11. Boulders/Crack/Face.
Index 
Granite walls on the west slope of the Cascades. Easy to moderate approaches. Excellent steep cracks. 5.5 to 5.13. Slab/face/crack.
Snoqualmie Valley
Metamorphosed volcanic rock (and some granite) on the west slope of the Cascades. Moderate to medium approaches. 5.5 to 5.14. Face/slab (few crack climbs).
Beacon Rock
Basalt tower in the Columbia Gorge. Short approaches. 5.6 to 5.12. Crack/Face.




east slope
Washington Pass 
Granite spires near the crest of the Cascades. Moderate to medium approaches. Spectacular views. 5.5 to 5.12. Slab/face/crack.
Mazama 
Metamorphic rock on the dry east slope. Easy to moderate approaches. Sport climbing. 5.5 to 5.12. Slab/face.
Leavenworth
Granite crags in scenic mountain canyons. Easy to moderate or even strenuous approaches. Easy 5th class to 5.13. Face/slab/crack.
Peshastin Pinnacles 
Sandstone pinnacles in east slope apple country. Short to moderate approaches. Unique climbing, tending toward runout slabs. Easy 5th class to 5.11. Slab/face/crack.
Tieton
Andesite crags in dry canyons and mountain valleys on the east slope. Moderate approaches. Sport and traditional climbing. 5.3 to 5.12. Face/crack.
   


eastern Washington
Marcus and China Bend 
Steep, hard climbing in northeastern Washington. Short approaches. Mostly 5.11 to 5.13, with 5.14 projects. Sport.
Metaline Falls
Northeastern Washington limestone. Easy approaches. Sport climbing, 5.10 to 5.13+.
Banks Lake
Granite bouldering and domes from 40 feet to 4 pitches. Easy to moderate approaches (with some boat access). 5.7 to 5.12. Face/slab/crack.
Spokane 
A variety of crags in and around Spokane: Minnehaha, Dishman, McLellan, Deep Creek, and Tum Tum. 5.6 to 5.13+. Face/slab.
Vantage
Basalt crags in a desert environment. Easy to moderate approaches. 5.5 to 5.12. Face/crack.
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