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Chuckanut Ridge Trail Descent
Fun and formidable ridge trail descent followed by a tangled root chaser. Near Bellingham, Washington
Evolution, Unemployment Line, and Atomic Dog Descent
A feature-packed single and doubletrack blend of awesome riding. Near Geneva, Washington
Golden Spike, SST, and Back Door Descent
Energetic singletrack full of doubles and fun. One of Galbraith's finest. Near Geneva, Washington
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Northwest Region Rock Climbing 

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Moa L on Under the Bored Walk (5.7).


This region includes the North Cascades, the Skagit River Valley, and the north coastal region around Bellingham and the San Juan Islands.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, and numerous E-W roads including the Mt Baker HW, HW20, and the Mountain-Loop HW.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

477 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',65],['3 Stars',197],['2 Stars',150],['1 Star',52],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Region:
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
East Ridge Direct   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
SW Rib   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Southern Pickets : Inspiration Peak
Silent Running   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   Darrington : Three O'clock Rock
Clean Break   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1500'   Silver Star and connected s... : Juno Tower
Excalibur   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Waterfall Basin
Ancient Melodies   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1100'   Darrington : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
The Hitchhiker   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
The Passenger   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Freedom or Death   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Liberty and Injustice for All   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Thin Red Line (Free Version)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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Featured Route For Northwest Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Westward Ho - pitch 2 - after an unusually snowy s...

Westward Ho 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
Westward Ho makes great use of some the cleanest white granite at Darrington. It provides a direct line of sustained friction and crimps that will test any climber aspiring to be solid on 5.9 slab. The first four premium quality pitches are bolt-protected with modern hardware and fixed anchors. But this aint no sport route, pilgrim! Come prepared for insecure moves a ways above bolts with cheese-grater consequences. The route is direct and obvious, with pitch ratings of 5.9+, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.9. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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