Featured Areas

Index

Index is Washington’s most famous cragging destination, and features some of the highest-quality granite trad climbing in the United States.  Index has also seen extensive bouldering development in recent years, and there is a growing collection of world-class boulder problems lurking in the woods below the Upper Town Wall, across [...]

Index2018-04-20T13:20:44+00:00

Gold Bar

Access Note:  The area adjacent to the Gold Bar boulders is being actively logged. Please check our Alerts page for any current access alerts. Once logging operations are complete, DNR plans to decommission the former road. The WCC is working to upgrade the access trail with support and permission from DNR. DNR has long [...]

Gold Bar2018-04-20T13:33:33+00:00

Darrington

The area traditionally known as "Darrington" is a collection of granite domes in the Clear Creek Valley south of the North Cascades town known by the same name. Today, climbers enjoy boulders and cliffs spread throughout the surrounding area. Gorgeous peaks rise from the roadside and a vast wilderness awaits those looking for extended [...]

Darrington2018-09-02T11:05:29+00:00

Newhalem

Although climbers speeding along Highway 20 have cast wondering glances at the cliffs of the Skagit River Gorge for years, the largely crackless nature of the cliffs, a lack of easy parking and access, and a general lack of information all conspired to keep the area largely undeveloped. In the late 1990s, however, climbers began [...]

Newhalem2018-04-20T15:16:57+00:00