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


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Description 

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.


218 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Cascades:
Fuhrer Finger   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
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
Emmons Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 10700'   Mount Rainier
Ptarmigan Ridge   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 9300'   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
South Spur   Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Adams
Tribal Therapy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Farside : Hummingbird Wall and Hummin...
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Sweet Fucker   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Farside : Main Cliff
Rauch Factor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
High Plains Drifter   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Ozone : (6) Shield Wall
Oracle   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad   Farside : Main Cliff
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 85'   Ozone : (2) Middle Earth
Masterpiece Theatre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 80'   Ozone : (4) Gold Wall
Route 66   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Grace   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Angle of the Dangle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
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Featured Route For Southwest Cascades
Me trying to re-arrange my feet after sticking the first right hand toss.

Lotus Throne V10 7C+  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : The Dome
Starting with a long righthand toss with abysmal feet to a good sidepull, this problem gets right to business. After the powerful initial move you'll face a series of slaps up the sloping overhanging arete with your left hand, some tricky crimps with your right, and more miniscule footholds. The topout is blissfully straightforward but still difficult....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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