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Central-West Cascades & Seattle

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North Bend & Vicinity 
Seattle and Seattle Eastside 
Skykomish Valley 
Snoqualmie Pass Area 

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Tiger Mountain Loop
A 1500 ft climb to the summit of Tiger Mountain with some fun singletrack sections. Near North Bend, WA
Summit Trail
Fast-rolling and flowy on the way down from the summit. Near North Bend, WA
Soaring Eagle Outer Loop
Part of a network of trails tucked into the forest of Section 36 (Soaring Eagle Park) in Sammamish. Near Carnation, WA
Puget Power Powerline Trail
A great singletrack hill climb with a couple of technical sections to keep you on your toes. Near Kirkland, WA
Thrilla in Woodinvilla
Fast and hilly! The go-to training ride for Cyclocross and XC mountain bikers looking to stay local. Near Bothell, WA
Rock Crusher
One of the intermediate trails from Steven Pass's new bike park. Complete with chair lifts! Near Skykomish, WA
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Central-West Cascades & Seattle 


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Description 

The area from Seattle-Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Pass and Steven's Pass, covering King County and the southern half of Snohomish County


Getting There 

Mainly I5 N-S and either I90 or HW2 E-W.


816 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central-West Cascades & Seattle:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
New York Gully   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M5- A1-2 Steep Snow     Aid, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700'   Snoqualmie Pass Area : Snoqualmie Pass
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
Aborigine   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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Featured Route For Central-West Cascades & Seattle
Shifting to headpoint in the middle of a Model Worker redpoint.   <br /> <br />K Miller is about to clip an upside down knifeblade(left draw) and two opposed, brass, micro-nuts(right draw). This crux pro is all delicately slipped under a thin flake that eventually requires yarding on like the Incredible Hulk.  <br /> <br />Only needed a small hit of traditude since there's an unseen bolt at Kirk's waste.  <br /> <br /> <br />

Model Worker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WA : Index : ... : Main Wall, left side
This terrific pitch is best done as one long pitch, skip the first anchors where there used to be a stump (thanks for removing this!!!) The crux is just before the first bolt on the upper section, and is protected by small cams or nuts. Although, I think the lower part is just as hard. This climb is probably damn near impossible for short people, unless you are good at sideways shoulder wrenching dynos....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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