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Central-West Cascades & Seattle

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Tiger Mountain Loop
A 1500 ft climb to the summit of Tiger Mountain with some fun singletrack sections. Near Issaquah, WA
Summit Trail
Fast-rolling and flowy on the way down from the summit. Near North Bend, WA
Silent Swamp Trail
A singletrack route tying Preston Railroad Trail to Joy Ride. Near Mirrormont, 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
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

877 Total Routes

['4 Stars',124],['3 Stars',359],['2 Stars',292],['1 Star',87],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',27],['5.7',33],['5.8',51],['5.9',86],['5.10',205],['5.11',170],['5.12',94],['5.13',32],['>=5.14',10],['',0],['<=V1',25],['V2-3',76],['V4-5',32],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',9],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=V14',0]

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
Great Northern Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   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 : Other Pass regions (needs o...
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
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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
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
Jeff Matsushita leading Senior Citizens in Space (...

Senior Citizens in Space 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WA : Index : ... : Private Idaho
Senior Citizens in Space is the obvious right facing corner. The climbing is consistent with no obvious crux move. Layback up the corner split by a couple of cracks on the left side. The angle lessens as you get higher. One of the best moderates at Index. Belay at the 2 bolt anchor at top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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