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
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Phase 2 trip - Orange pod A half day of climbing to warm up for
Thu, Jul 9, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jul 8
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jul 29, 2020
No Prerequisites
5 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 20
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Aug 5, 2020
No Prerequisites
12 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 27
Tacoma 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 8, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 6 instructors
Canceled
Everett Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
No Prerequisites
7 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Aug 3
Tacoma Branch

Pierce County Juvenile Court - Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Juvenile Court
Climbing session for youth
Sat, Aug 15, 2020
No Prerequisites
7 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Aug 13
Tacoma Branch

Intensive Basic Field Trip - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
for intense basic tacoma students only
Fri, Aug 21, 2020 - Sat, Aug 22, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Aug 20
Tacoma Branch
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