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Location: 47.84257, -121.69584 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Region along HW 2, from Monroe to Steven's Pass. The valley has great bouldering, sport, and trad climbing. Most of the rock is granite, but the rock at No Name and nearby crags is instead similar to that at Little Si in North Bend.

Getting There 

HW 2.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

497 Total Routes

['4 Stars',92],['3 Stars',231],['2 Stars',122],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',13],['5.8',16],['5.9',38],['5.10',92],['5.11',115],['5.12',54],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',73],['V4-5',31],['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 Skykomish Valley:
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
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
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
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...
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   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
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 Skykomish Valley
Overview of Solitude. Numbers mark the pitches. "B" marks Bowling for biscuits; "C" marks the Bobcat cringe.

Solitude 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  WA : Index : ... : Lookout Point
Start by doing Peanuts to serve you as pitch 1. For pitch 2, continue up the corner, then take the finger-to-hand crack up and left (crux) to a 3-bolt belay on a nice ledge (10d-11a). Short, but pumpy. You can combine this with pitch 1.Pitch 3 is the route's overall crux, going up right in a crack that starts wide, but quickly narrows to finger pockets (11a/b). The crack reaches a left-tilting overlap, which starts with a hand pod, but quickly narrows to fingertips (11c/d). After going left for ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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