North Early Winter Spire/Northwest Corner

A Grade III climb in the North cascades near Washington Pass that is six pitches of mostly sustained 5.9-5.9+ climbing on excellent rock. It is known for its burly 3-4" crack on Pitch 4.

getting there

Take Exit 232 (Cook Road) off of I-5 at Burlington, turning east to Sedro Wooley and SR 20. Continue on SR 20 to the Blue Lake Trailhead (5,200 ft), 1.5 mi west of the pass.


  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,372 ft
  • 7,753 ft
  • Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • USGS Washington Pass

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