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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.


492 Total Routes


['4 Stars',82],['3 Stars',228],['2 Stars',125],['1 Star',42],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',13],['5.8',14],['5.9',37],['5.10',90],['5.11',118],['5.12',53],['5.13',11],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',67],['V4-5',30],['V6-7',19],['V8-9',8],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',6],['>=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 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Town Wall : Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Rattletale   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Upper Town Wall : The Black Sea
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Town Wall : The Beach
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Sam setting up for the throw to the jug.

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The obvious tall arete on the east side of the boulder. It used to have a big pole vault pit underneath it for a crash pad, which is sadly gone now. I don't have any pictures, but there are some really good ones here: 0friction.com/thumbz.php?area_id=124.Scary going for the final toss to the lip!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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