Keechelus Ridge Crag

A single pitch crag rock climbing area at 4,700 ft just east of Snoqualmie Pass. There are 32 routes from 5.4 to 5.11d. It's a good crag for summer after the road is snow-free mid-June or later. Enjoy views of Mount Rainier and Mount Stuart.

Getting There

Take Exit 54 off of I-90, turn left (north), and then turn right onto Forest Road 4832 that parallels the north side of I-90. Drive ~4 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 4934, pass the Mount Margaret Trailhead in 0.25 mile and avoid a few spur roads beyond it. In ~3 miles miles park in a large lot on the right.

Approach

Cross the road and hike up the spur road, Forest Road 4934-148, to a wide flat area with a great view (~15 min). As the road levels, look for a cairn marking a trail to the right (north). Hike the trail as it heads into the forest to a rocky area (~10 min). Stay on the good trail as it reenters the forest and ascends steeply. At a second rocky area the trail turns sharply right. Stay on the trail as it skirts the south side of the rock to the top of West Wall.

Notes

  • Guidebook: Snoqualmie Rock by Kurt Hicks (Obvious Gully Press 2018).
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
  • Length: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • 4,600 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Seattle Explorers Climbing - Keechelus Ridge Crag

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join us for a day of climbing at Keechelus Ridge!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors 4 chaperones
Registration opens Oct 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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