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Mt. Baker from the Sulphide Glacier

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.


350 Total Routes


['4 Stars',43],['3 Stars',135],['2 Stars',110],['1 Star',50],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',36],['5.7',24],['5.8',41],['5.9',43],['5.10',71],['5.11',48],['5.12',22],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',23],['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 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
East Face / Rebel Yell   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Silver Star and connected s... : Chianti Spire
East Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 600'   The Gunsight Range : Middle Peak
Roan Wall - Center Stage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Darrington : Squire Creek Walls
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
The Passenger   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Hull Yeah   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   Newhalem
Cinnamon Groove   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Newhalem
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Silent Running 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Three O'clock Rock
Classic climb that climbs the middle of the shield on Three O'clock Rock. All bolts are new and in great shape. The first six pitches go at 5.9+ and does not require doing the last pitch which goes at 5.10b as you rap the route you came up.Pitch #1 - 5.6: Climb from the low point of the slab from where the Eight Mile Creek Trail meets the cliff and goes along its base. There is a bolt about 20 feet above the right facing dihedral. Then climb to the anchors. 170 feet.Pitch #2 - 5.8: F...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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