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Location: 48.59338, -120.4058 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Just east of Washington Pass is some of the best single and best multipitch sport climbing in Washington - Mazama.

Getting There 

Take Highway 20 to the town of Mazama. The crags are all west of the Mazama Town Store.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

63 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',8],['5.8',8],['5.9',8],['5.10',20],['5.11',11],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mazama:
Boltergeist   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   Fun Rock
Invasive Species   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Fun Rock
Prime Rib of Goat   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 11 pitches, 1300'   Goat Wall
Megafauna   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Fun Rock
Methow Inspirtation Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 5 pitches   Goat Wall
Ingenue   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Prospector Wall
Snake Fingers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Fun Rock
Psychological Crutch   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Fun Rock
Gridlock   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   Fun Rock
Honeypepper   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Prospector Wall
Magic Limbo Cha-Cha   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Fun Rock
Steppenruf   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   Fun Rock
Guide's Day Off   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   Fun Rock
Sisyphus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 10 pitches, 1000'   Goat Wall
Arapilesian Dog   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 55'   Fun Rock
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Featured Route For Mazama
Getting into the crux

Arapilesian Dog 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WA : Okanogan : ... : Fun Rock
Arapilesian Dog is a cool route with solid rock and fun moves. The crux comes high moving around the corner near the final bolt. Lower down the climbing is not as steep but there is a hard spot that is made easier by stemming onto the boulder out left. One of the best routes I got on at Mazama....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Paul Shultz
From: Hudson, Ma
Mar 15, 2009
Tiny little town. Hit up the general store. They have great home made food. Great salsa especially! Also go to Winthrop, maybe a half hour drive and go to the pizza place near the Hardware and Grocery stores.
By peachy spohn
Aug 10, 2009
The crags of Mazama are just 1.5 miles from the General Store (which is a really cool store that has just about everything you could want). There is a new 'climber's parking' area on the right, very easy access trails, and signs pointing the way to all the crags. All of this was done by Outwardbound and makes the cragging here fun and easy. There is also a bathroom and some of the areas have signs with topos of all the routes!!!
By Eliza Penick
From: Seattle, WA
May 31, 2010
For detailed route info on entire Mazama area (including some limited bouldering & lesser known routes on Washington Pass Liberty Bell spire group) see book "Mazama Rock" by Bryan Burdo. In Seattle can be purchased at Second Ascent & Stone Gardens Climbing Gym in Ballard.

And be sure to enjoy a local beer next to the Methow River at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop.
By geomark
From: Okanogan, WA
Apr 15, 2013
GPS Coor: +48.619527, -120.457954
By CB Thhomas
May 18, 2013
Lots of new route development in the past couple years. There is a new shop in Mazama called Goats Beard Mountain Supplies that has everything you need gear wise as well as lots of beta for visiting climbers.
By andrew tromey
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 10, 2013
Is this area typically ready to be climbed by late June, or do I need to wait longer to let the snow melt more?
By Phalanges
Jun 11, 2013
We were climbing in mid-March this year, granted we were belaying on snow, but the routes were dry. I'd say by end of April in most years the snow will be gone, with some of the routes on Goat wall being wet in spring. Now, Washington Pass just up the road is a different story...