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


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Looking back on the approach to Forbidden Peak.

Description 

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

389 Total Routes

['4 Stars',50],['3 Stars',158],['2 Stars',112],['1 Star',56],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',42],['5.7',26],['5.8',42],['5.9',49],['5.10',78],['5.11',49],['5.12',27],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',26],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',7],['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 Northwest Region:
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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
Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Green Giant Buttress
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
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Southern Pickets : Inspiration Peak
East Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 800'   Washington Pass : Lexington Tower
Silent Running   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   Darrington : Three O'clock Rock
Total Soul   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   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
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Squire Creek Walls : Waterfall Basin
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
Ancient Melodies   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1100'   Darrington : Exfoliation Dome & Proxima ...
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
Smoke On the Water   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Bellingham Area : Julia's Outcrop (Governor L...
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
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Featured Route For Northwest Region
Part way up Tradical with the crux just above

Tradical 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Iron Mountain Crag
The amazing overhanging ramp and crack system opting for the direct finish rather than continuing up the chimney known as "Bathtub Moment". Tradical has a series of unique face holds and a few jams here and there that provide wild exposure and a great pump....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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