Western Washington

Middle Fork

The valley of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River (about fifteen miles outside of North Bend) has granite cliffs quite different from the main North Bend areas. The most notable is a granite slab called Fee Demo Wall, which has demanding routes in the 5.9 to 5.12 range. (See topo at ClimbingWashington.com.) The Middle [...]

Middle Fork2018-04-20T13:18:27-07:00

Exit 38

Crowds and parking problems at Little Si caused climbers to branch out in the early 1990s and explore other cliffs along Interstate 90. In 1994, the Exit 38 cliffs (a.k.a. Deception Crags) were announced to the world through a mini-guide in Rock & Ice magazine. The rock at Exit 38 is metamorphosed volcanic rock similar [...]

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Little Si

Little Si features two large, imposing walls and a collection of smaller crags. World Wall I and World Wall II are continuously steep and have Washington’s highest concentration of 5.13 and 5.14 sport routes. The smaller crags have a number of good-quality moderate routes. Almost all are sport routes. Although its climbing history dates back [...]

Little Si2018-04-20T13:16:18-07:00

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 Bar2018-04-20T13:33:33-07:00


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 [...]

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