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Snohomish County, Washington

Looking for the best rock climbing in Snohomish County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Snohomish County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Rock Climbing Spots in and near Snohomish County

  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Climb Del Campo Peak, WA

    5.0
    Begin by parking at Barlow Pass and following the Gothic Basin Trail to Foggy Lake. Most of the trip's mileage is consumed by just getting to Foggy Lake, from here, the summit sits about 3/4 of a mile distant and over a thousand above you.Face the mountain and identify the obvious leftward trendi...
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  • Gold Bar, Washington

    Hike Baring Mountain

    Don't let the low mileage trick you – this is not an easy climb. Give yourself plenty of time to summit this beast of a mountain.Starting at the Barclay Lake Trailhead, be careful not to jump on to the Barclay Lake Trail. The path to Baring Mountain is hidden down a path leading from the bathroom...
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  • Darrington, Washington

    Climb Sloan Peak via the Corkscrew Route

    5.0
    14 mi / 6035 ft gain
    You'll start the approach to this climb at the Sloan Peak trailhead at 1800ft elevation. Moving south along the trail, you'll begin with a traverse through some marshlands and several water crossings along the Sauk River and its tributaries for the first mile and before gaining any elevation. It ...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Climb Slippery Slab Tower

    13 mi / 4200 ft gain
    Start out at the Tunnel Creek trailhead. You will follow the trail for about 1.6 miles until you reach Hope Lake and the PCT. From here, you want to travel south along the PCT.For the next 3/4 of a mile, you will hike up switchbacks until you reach the saddle, where it will start to level out a b...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Sport Climbing at Exit 38, Deception Crags Area

    4.0
    Sport Climbing at Exit 38, the Deception Crags Area, is an amazing area to climb within 1/2 hour drive of downtown Seattle. It is an amazing resource for climbers living in Seattle, as during the spring, summer, and fall, it can be reached quickly afterwork, with minimal traffic.There are 5 disti...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Climb the South Face of The Tooth

    5.0
    The Tooth is a relatively easy multi-pitch trad route within spitting distance of Seattle. It is rated 5.5, although 3 of the 4 pitches are rated 5.2-5.3. It is a great day trip into the Cascades. The rock quality is fantastic.Despite the exposure inherent in any multi-pitch, The Tooth has rappel...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Hike to Gravel Lake

    13.6 mi / 2759 ft gain
    Starting at the Snoqualmie Pass PCT trailhead, you start hiking through an old growth forest. This hike has a nice gradual incline with views starting near a talus field. Late June, early July wildflowers are growing like crazy along the trail. This field offers a up close view of Mt. Rainier alo...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Scramble Guye Peak

    4.5 mi / 2200 ft gain
    There are quite a few ways up Guye Peak ranging from a simple walk up to multiple pitches of technical rock climbing.  Both of the routes described here start from the PCT parking lot north of exit 52 of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass.  Some of the scrambling described would be treacherous in wet or sno...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Climb Mount Thomson

    16 mi / 4500 ft gain
    The West Ridge of Thomson is rated 5.6 and is 4-5 pitches depending on how you break it up. The East Ridge is some spicy 4th class and although people do scramble it, it is recommend to use a rope on the descent. The Approach Starting at the PCT trail-head you have two options.  You can take the ...
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  • Skagit County, Washington

    Climb Sahale Peak via the South Slope Route

    5.0
    12 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To get to Sahale Peak, drive to Marblemount, WA and continue on the Cascade River Road (Forest Road 15) for 23.5 miles. The road ends at the Cascade Pass trailhead, where the climb begins.The first part of the climb follows the Cascade Pass trail for 3.5 miles and 1,800 feet. Cascade Pass makes a...
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  • Concrete, Washington

    Climb Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier Route

    16 mi / 7600 ft gain
    The Easton Glacier route is one of the mountain’s most popular and likewise, most crowded. Check out Mt. Baker’s Squak Glacier route or Coleman Deming Glacier route for an alternative climb with similar difficulty.You’ll start out at Schreibers Meadow Trailhead (3,200 ft.). To get there, exit off...
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  • Ronald, Washington

    Hike Cathedral Rock and Mount Daniel

    5.0
    11.5 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Hike easy switchbacks for almost 2 miles until the trail junction at elevation 4400 feet, then veer right onto trail #1345 toward Squaw Lake and Cathedral Rock. Pass by Squaw Lake on your left (a great place to take a short swim on a hot day) and stay on the trail until you reach another junction...
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