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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Skookum Flats Trail - IMBA Epic
A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River. Near Enumclaw, Washington
White River Trail
Nice rolling, shady singletrack following Highway 410. Near Enumclaw, Washington
Ranger Creek Trail
A fast downhill romp with multiple switchbacks and technical sections to navigate. Near Enumclaw, Washington
Ranger Creek
A challenging loop with a long fire road climb and fast technical decent on the Ranger Creek Trail. Near Enumclaw, Washington
Tiger Mountain Loop
A 1500 ft climb to the summit of Tiger Mountain with some fun singletrack sections. Near Issaquah, Washington
Summit Trail
Fast-rolling and flowy on the way down from the summit. Near North Bend, Washington
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Southwest Cascades  

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Crossing a endless bottom Crevasse in the snowfiel...


Roughly the rectangular region with Tacoma at its NW corner and Hood River on the Columbia at its SE corner. Includes Mt Rainier area.

Getting There 

I5 going N-S, smaller roads E-W.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

381 Total Routes

['4 Stars',35],['3 Stars',149],['2 Stars',123],['1 Star',59],['Bomb',3]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Cascades:
Central Mowich Face   AI3-4 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 9200'   Mount Rainier
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Emmons Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
South East Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Tribal Therapy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'    Farside (aka Dropzone) : (2) Dropzone Area
Young Warriors   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Windsurfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Blownout   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Oracle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad    Farside (aka Dropzone) : (6) Main Cliff
High Plains Drifter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Link-up: Free for All/Dod's Jam/Dastardly Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Free for Some   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Beacon Rock : South Face
Masterpiece Theatre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 95'   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Angle of the Dangle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
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The Head Wall 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : (4) Maple Tree Cluster
Start by the Maple Tree, gain the ledge and traverse left to a broken buttress. Ascend the broken buttress up to a stance where and choose your exit. The original route steps right and follows a well protected crack up the left side of a hanging block (5.10b). The "HEAD LEFT" variation moves left up steps and exits using a thin crack beside a bulge (5.10a)....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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