Located east of Glacier on Highway 542, the Mt. Baker crags probably offer the best roped climbing in the Bellingham area. Nearly all of the 30 or so routes are sport climbs on meta-volcanic rock that some compare to Exit 38. Unlike Exit 38, however, some of the climbing is on cobbles.

The routes range from 5.8 to 5.12d on six walls or sub-walls: the Cobblestone Wall; Baker City Cliff; the Pump House; Big Daddy Wall; Pee Wee’s Playhouse; and the Pimp Wall. Most routes are 70-feet or less in length, although there is at least one two-pitch route on the Big Daddy Wall.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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Mt. Baker Crags

Maeve Murphy on Streaker, 5.11a, The Pump House, Mt. Baker Crags.
Photo by Kris Taylor.