Exit 38

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


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.


  • 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

Upcoming Activities

Tacoma Explorers Climbing - Exit 38

Climbing Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
Tacoma Explorers Climbing A fun day of sport climbing in the Snoqualmie Pass at the
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
6 participants 1 instructor 4 chaperones
Registration closes Sep 27
Tacoma 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, May 30, 2020
No Prerequisites
18 participants 10 chaperones
Registration closes May 28
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Pioneers Youth Activity - Exit 38

Youth Youth activity: Pioneers
A monthly activity that allows the Tacoma Pioneers to practice new skills.
Sat, May 30, 2020
No Prerequisites
19 participants
Registration closes May 28
Tacoma Branch
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