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 Iron Horse State Park.

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



Crag Rock Climb - Exit 38

Climbing Trip
Practice your rock skills in a safe environment on single pitch sport routes.
Tue, Jun 26, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 3 leaders
Registration closes Jun 24
Seattle Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
Field trip
Sat, Jul 7, 2018
No Prerequisites
1 participant
Registration closes Jul 5
Olympia Branch

Tacoma Explorers Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
Tacoma Explorers Climbing
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Prerequisites
8 participants 5 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 12
Tacoma Branch

Pioneers Climbing - Exit 38

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Pioneers
Join for a day of climbing at The Mountaineers or at a local crag!
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Prerequisites
3 participants 3 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 20
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Climbing Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
No Prerequisites
10 participants 6 instructors 3 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 16
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip - Outdoor Climbing - Exit 38

Climbing Youth activity: Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp
Summer Camp day trip to climb outdoors
Wed, Jul 25, 2018
No Prerequisites
19 participants 6 instructors 3 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 23
Tacoma Branch

Intro to Rock - Field Trip - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Rock Climbing Course
Intro to Rock - Field Trip to local crag
Sat, Jul 28, 2018
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 26
Seattle Branch

Pierce County Juvenile Court - Climbing - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Juvenile Court
Climbing session for youth
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
No Prerequisites
10 participants 8 instructors
Registration closes Aug 22
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, Sep 8, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Sep 6
Everett Branch
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