Exit 38

Exit 38 cragging areas offer a variety of climbing options. Climbing areas include Deception Crags and The Far Side.

GETTING THERE

Take the I-90 to Exit 38. If heading eastbound on I-90, take a right off the exit. If heading westbound off the exit, follow the road back under I-90 if not going to the Far Side climbing area just off the exit. Parking is at Ollalie State Park and Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.

Notes

  • Guidebook: Snoqualmie Rock by Kurt Hicks (Obvious Gully Press 2018).

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
Map
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Stewardship - Exit 38

Stewardship Trip
Join the Access Fund Conservation Team and the Washington Climbers Coalition for a day of
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants
Registration closed Jun 17
The Mountaineers Branch

Adventure Activity - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Mini Mountaineers
Let's get adventurous! Mini Mountaineers will experience climbing, hiking, playing in the snow, and more!
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 chaperone
Registration closed Jun 17
Tacoma Branch

Sport Climbing FT #2 - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing
Practice leading routes, leading strategy, cleaning, and bailing.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed Jun 18
Foothills Branch

Seattle Nomads Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Nomads
[MARMOT POD] Phase 3 trip for Nomads. Join us for a day of climbing!
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Prerequisites
1 participant 0 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 21
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 4 instructors
Registration closes Jun 28
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Pathfinders Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Phase 3 trip for Pathfinders. Join us for a day of climbing!
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
Prerequisites
11 participants 5 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 28
Seattle Branch

Field Trip Day - Heybrook Lookout

Youth Field trip: Summer Camp - Ropes and Rocks
Field trip during Ropes and Rocks Week.
Thu, Jul 1, 2021
No Prerequisites
19 participants 14 instructors
Registration closes Jun 28
Seattle Branch

Seattle Explorers Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
[MOUNTAIN GOAT POD] Phase 3 trip for Explorers. Join us for a day of climbing!
Fri, Jul 2, 2021
Prerequisites
8 participants 4 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 24
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jul 7, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 5
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 19
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip Day - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Rockstar Week
Field trip during Rockstar Week.
Thu, Aug 5, 2021
No Prerequisites
14 participants
Registration closes Aug 3
Seattle Branch

Sport Climbing Course FT2 - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing Course
Use the skills you learned in fundamentals to get your first lead(s) on real rock.
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Jun 26; Instructor registration open now
Everett Branch

Field Trip Day - Exit 38

Youth Field trip: Summer Camp - Advanced Climbing Week
Field trip during the week of Advanced Climbing week.
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 16
Seattle Branch

Field Trip Day - Exit 38

Youth Field trip: Summer Camp - Advanced Climbing Week
Field trip during the week of Advanced Climbing week.
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 17
Seattle Branch

FT 3 - Advanced Dry Tooling Techniques - Exit 38

Climbing Lecture: Mixed Climbing
Lets up your grade!
Sat, Dec 11, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Dec 9
Foothills Branch
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