Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs Guide Book

by Jim Nelson & Peter Potterfield (The Mountaineers Books)
Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, and Crag Climbs  by Jim Nelson & Peter Potterfield

336pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898865611

For years, climbers have consulted Selected Climbs in the Cascades for the region's finest, most enjoyable, most aesthetic climbs. This follow-up volume, with all-new routes, details a similar mix of walk-ups, snow climbs, scrambles, wilderness alpine routes, hard rock climbs, ice climbs, and strenuous mixed climbs, with one major addition: sport and crag climbs. There are routes here for climbers of all skill levels, making this an ideal guide for everyone from beginners looking for the easiest routes up the gentler Cascade peaks to advanced rock climbers looking for a fresh, new challenge. ** Note that this book contains more routes on more mountains than are listed here on Trails.com.

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Trails from the "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs" Guide Book
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... Preview: Black Peak is a high, accessible mountain that seems overlooked when measured against the vigorous climbing and alpine environment it offers to climbers of all abilities. At nearly 9,000 feet, the dis ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Careno is one of the largest and most accessible crags in the lower Icicle Creek valley, and many devotees believe it to be among the most worthwhile. The rock is solid, and the crag has been develope ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: An outstanding crag-climbing area high above scenic Tumwater Canyon, Castle Rock offers quality routes of varying difficulty ratings on sound, roughly textured rock. One of the first areas in the Casc ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Any way you look at it, this north-face route on Colonial is extreme even if it’s not supertechnical (mid-fifth-class, snow-plastered rock, with a rating of up to AI 4). Mark Twight, Mark Bebie, John ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Climbing
... Preview: In the deserts of central Washington, there are areas where groundwater flows over the familiar basalt cliffs to create dozens of ice climbs. Because of typical erosion at the bases of these cliffs, t ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Ephrata, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Cutthroat is steep and rocky, larger and higher than any of the more famous Washington Pass peaks. As one drives east on the North Cascades Highway, its precipitous rocky flanks rise above green meado ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Mazama, WA - Climbing
... Preview: A spectacular rock spire, the rude protrusion of East Wilmans Spire rises above the center of one of the most active areas for mining in the Cascades and offers a rock climb of unique character and se ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Granite Falls, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Alternatives to the “regular” route frequently done on Eldorado, both these seasonal ice-climbing routes’ allure remains the same: a big mountain perched on the edge of an expansive ice sheet. Eldorad ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Climbing in the Deception Crags, located in part along the Iron Horse State Park trail, began in the late ’70s but greatly accelerated when Bryan Burdo sought an alternative to the increasingly crowde ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
North Bend, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Frenchman Coulee can be overwhelming to climbers going there for the first time. Multiple bands of exposed basalt cliffs are located throughout this expansive desert climbing area along the Old Vantag ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Quincy, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Givlers Dome is the small but significant crag 1,500 feet above the Icicle Creek Road, plainly visible from the junction at a private bridge. It is positively identified by the 2-inch crack that split ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Almost completely overlooked among enticing snow and ice climbs in the North Cascades is this prominent face on Graybeard, a true nordwand in a wild setting. Difficult mixed ground and routefinding ch ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Mazama, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The east face of Gunsight’s Main Peak is a Cascades marvel and a complete joy: a steep, classic alpine rock climb, on some of the best rock in the range, that ascends a dramatic face hidden away in a ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Darrington, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Climbers searching for accessible waterfall climbs in winter were inevitably drawn to the seasonal ice that forms each year on Cashmere Mountain’s lower slopes, which somewhere along the line gained t ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Located along the Skykomish River valley, the Index Town Walls offer more good climbing walls than any other Washington cragging area. Climbing can be found in every direction, enough to say the area ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Index, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Inspiration is (along with routes on McMillan Spire and Mount Terror) perhaps the most attractive summit in the southern Pickets. Like any objective in the area, however, Inspiration requires more tha ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Newhalem, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The north face of Johannesberg is pretty hard to ignore,” says Tom Miller, who was eighteen years old when he made the first ascent. “I’d seen the face up close in 1949 when we climbed the west peak, ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Little Si is not just one of the first true sport-climbing areas in the state, it hosts the greatest concentration of quality, difficult sport climbs in Washington. It’s one of the few places in the s ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
North Bend, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Midnight Rock is the large crag approximately 1,000–1,500 feet above Castle Rock in Tumwater Canyon, the one with the reputation for being hard and intimidating— some would say brutal. The climbs reco ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Second in height only to Rainier among Northwest mountains, the gigantic bulk of Adams (the mass of which is nearly equal to that of Rainier) is revealed late in the year for the rubble heap it is. Bu ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs"
Randle, WA - Climbing

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