The Route Info page is devoted to Washington climbing route information,
including new routes, variations, corrections reported
from the field, web pages and guidebooks reporting route information, and other sources of route information. Climbers are encouraged to submit route information, trip reports, corrections, and other route information so this page can be kept as current
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- A Seattle P-I article about all the hard climbing at Index.
- Current route and access developments can be found at the RCNW.net site, a great resource for Index and other Washington climbing areas.
- Clint Cummins has scanned his old Index guidebook, a great resource for looking up old, obscure routes and with good topos of all routes done through 1993 or so.
- Information about climbing in Darrington can still be found at Matt Perkins' Darrington page. Matt keeps his page up to date with great photos and topos of some of the best routes on Washington granite.
- Sunkist is the best route at Mt. Erie. Climb it and let me know if you disagree!
- The Fossil Rock topos and map in Rock Climbing Washington (pages 186-190) are courtesy of Marlene Ford. I copied them from Marlene and Jim Yoder's Fossil Rock guide, with permission, but neglected to give credit where credit was due in the first edition of Rock Climbing Washington. Thanks, Marlene and Jim!
- The Portland Rock Climbs Beacon Rock page has a lot of useful beta about climbing at Beacon Rock. The topo map of Beacon Rock seems to be a great resource for climbers.
- Click here for Beacon Rock State Park information.
- The USGS/Cascade Volcano Observatory web site includes this climb a volcano page about hiking up the Beacon Rock trail. Not much about actually climbing on Beacon Rock, though.
- Here's a link to a review of the current Frenchman Coulee guide.
- A Department of Fish and Wildlife decal is required for parking at Frenchman Coulee climbing areas, where posted. Click here for more information.
- Information about routes at Vantage can still be found at Bill Robins' web site, http://users.owt.com/wrobins/.
- A link to Joe Puryear's Tieton home page with guidebook, access and route information for the Tieton including Goose Egg Mountain route finder.
- A Washington Fish & Wildlife decal is required for parking at Oak Creek. Click here for more information.
- Bryan Burdo's guide, "Mazama Rock", was released in 2008. Haven't seen it yet, but is said to have a lot of new stuff.
- A Washington Fish & Wildlife decal is required for parking at Banks Lake and Potholes, as well as several other climbing areas in the state that happen to be on Fish & Wildlife land. Click here for more information.
- Information about climbing in the Walla Walla area can be found on Kevin Pogue's web site. Thanks, Kevin!
- From The Cougar Adventurer (9/29/00 edition) - Granite Point
Granite Point, sometimes referred to around [WSU] campus
as "The Rock", is only about 40 minutes out of Pullman,
on the Snake River. For the small area that it is, it offers
quite an extent of climbing levels ranging from 5.6-5.13a. All
of the routes are top-roped or bolted so no pro is necessary,
but be sure to carry plenty of webbing. The Rock is also a
popular place to hang out, swim, and cliff jump on hot days.
To Get There: Head out of Pullman like you're going to Colfax and take a
left on Wawawi Rd. Cross HWY 195 and stay on Wawawi Rd. until you reach the
river where the road changes names. Granite Point will be on your right. It
is the only piece of granite along this section of river and is hard to
- Thanks to Micah Lauer for providing a topo of Granite Point. There is a photo posted on Kevin Pogue's web site.
- Check the Features index for updates on routes in the Central Cascades.
- Check the Volcanoes index for updates on routes on the Cascade Volcanoes.
- Note: All of the permit information in Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes is outdated. This will be corrected when the book is eventually updated, but until then, before you go to climb any of the Cascade Volcanoes,
check with the Forest Service or National Park Service for current permit requirements and regulations.