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Washington Pass Climbing Routes
Washington Pass is Northwest Alpine rock climbing paradise. The routes are generally long, moderate, and only an hour or two from the car. It has the convenience of Tuolumne Meadows but more dramatic summits and long climbs in the 5.6-5.9 range. The rock quality is some of the best in the state. Below are some of the best routes and are all included in the SuperTopo guidebook.

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Silver Star Mountain - Silver Star Glacier II 35 degree 4th class rock - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Silver Star Glacier
II 35 degree 4th class rock, Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain in early season conditions.
Photo:John Scurlock
Silver Star Mountain
N/A
II 35 degree 4th class rock
5 Star Rating
South Early Winters Spire - The Passenger IV 5.12a - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
The Passenger
IV 5.12a, South Early Winters Spire

South Early Winter Spire
Photo:Ian Nicholson
South Early Winters Spire
9
IV 5.12a
5 Star Rating
South Early Winters Spire - Liberty Traverse V 5.8-5.11a - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Liberty Traverse
V 5.8-5.11a, South Early Winters Spire

Less traveled section between Lexington and N.E.W.S. Rappel at far end of ledge in middle of photo.
Photo:Ian Nicholson
South Early Winters Spire
24
V 5.8-5.11a
5 Star Rating
Cutthroat Peak - Cauthorn-Wilson III WI4 - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Cauthorn-Wilson
III WI4, Cutthroat Peak

The East face of Cutthroat peak with the obvious Cauthorn-Wilson in the center of the face.
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Cutthroat Peak
7
III WI4
5 Star Rating
Liberty Bell - Freedom or Death III or V 5.12a - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Freedom or Death
III or V 5.12a, Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Freedom or Death
Photo:Mark Allen
Liberty Bell
14
III or V 5.12a
5 Star Rating
South Early Winters Spire - The Southern Man IV 5.12a or 5.10a C1 - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
The Southern Man
IV 5.12a or 5.10a C1, South Early Winters Spire

Joel Kauffman launching into the unknown during the first ascent of The Southern Man
Photo:Mark Allen
South Early Winters Spire
9
IV 5.12a or 5.10a C1
5 Star Rating
Paisano Pinnacle - Rampage III 5.10d - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Rampage
III 5.10d, Paisano Pinnacle

The North Face of Paisano Pinnacle.
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Paisano Pinnacle
N/A
III 5.10d
5 Star Rating
Le Petit Cheval - Spontaneity Arête III 5.7 - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Spontaneity Arête
III 5.7, Le Petit Cheval

The North face of Le Petit Cheval as seen from the road.
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Le Petit Cheval
8
III 5.7
4 Star Rating
Cutthroat Peak - South Buttress III+ 5.8 - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
South Buttress
III+ 5.8, Cutthroat Peak

An overview of the routes.
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Cutthroat Peak
12
III+ 5.8
4 Star Rating
Burgundy Spire - North Face III 5.8+ - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
North Face
III 5.8+, Burgundy Spire

Burgundy Spire North Face
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Burgundy Spire
4
III 5.8+
4 Star Rating
North Early Winters Spire - Early Winter Couloir III AI2-3 and M4+ - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Early Winter Couloir
III AI2-3 and M4+, North Early Winters Spire

Early Winters Couloir from the east
Photo:Steph Abegg
North Early Winters Spire
6
III AI2-3 and M4+
4 Star Rating
Liberty Bell - Rapple Grapple II 5.8+ - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Rapple Grapple
II 5.8+, Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Rapple Grapple
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Liberty Bell
4
II 5.8+
4 Star Rating
Whine Spire - Gato Negro IV+ 5.10d - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Gato Negro
IV+ 5.10d, Whine Spire

Whine Spire Gato Negro
Photo:Ian Nicholson
Whine Spire
12
IV+ 5.10d
4 Star Rating
Chablis Spire - East Face II 5.6R - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
East Face
II 5.6R, Chablis Spire

The Wine Spires viewed from the East.
Photo:John Scurlock
Chablis Spire
4
II 5.6R
4 Star Rating
South Early Winters Spire - Southwest Couloir II 5.0 40º - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click for details.
Southwest Couloir
II 5.0 40, South Early Winters Spire

Kurt Hicks approaching the Southwest Couloir under typical early season conditions
Photo:Chris Kouba
South Early Winters Spire
10
II 5.0 40
4 Star Rating
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