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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 12.5 mile tour of Tiger Mountain's most popular trails. Near Mirrormont, Washington
A rough, in-your-face, downhill playground. Near Issaquah, Washington
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Southwest Cascades Rock Climbing 

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Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier. Pat coming up to Cam...


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

382 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',36],['3 Stars',151],['2 Stars',121],['1 Star',59],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Cascades

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Cascades:
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
Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine   Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Mount Rainier
Central Mowich Face   AI3-4 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 9200'   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
Step Child   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Ozone : {10} Mordor
Carrots for Everyone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall
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
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
Oracle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad    Farside (aka Dropzone) : (6) Main Cliff
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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Featured Route For Southwest Cascades
Rock Climbing Photo: Mercifully pulling through the crux on the FA.   P...

Grace 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : {10} Mordor
Ascend 15ft of easy terrain to a bolt on the right of an obvious roof. Burl through the roof and pull onto the arete (crux). After another tough move getting onto the face, easier ground follows above. Continue up and right to one last move below the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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