Join a certified mountain guide for a fun, informative and scenic 1+ day alpine rock climbing experience in the incredible Washington Cascades. Take advantage of knowledgeable and local guides as well some of the best alpine rock climbing in the Pacific Northwest.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
While the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest are mostly known for ascents of snow-capped peaks, the region is also an excellent spot for alpine rock climbing.
In Washington State, there are plentiful and diverse alpine offerings, ranging from immense rock walls to complex faces composed of solid granite.
While some routes may require traversing glaciers in order to enjoy incredible climbing, many other routes simply require scaling solid rock walls or getting atop rugged ridges.
Depending on your skill level and what you’d like to accomplish, we will tailor the perfect itinerary just for you. Below is a list of some examples of routes for climbers of all different levels here in the Pacific Northwest.
Beginner & Advanced Beginner
South Arete of South Early Winter Spire (II/5.4) – 1 day
South Ridge of Ingall’s Peak (II/5.4) – 1 or 2 days
Beckey Route of Liberty Bell (II/5.6) – 1 day
West Ridge of Mount Stuart (III/5.4-5.6) – 2 days
North Face of Vesper Peak (II/5.4) – 2 days
Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate
North Ridge of Mount Stuart (III/5.5) – 2-3 days with a minimal glacier approach
Northeast Ridge of Mount Triumph (III/5.6) – 3 days with a glacier approach
West Ridge of Forbidden Peak (III/5.6) – 2 or 3 days with a glacier approach
North Face of Burgundy Spire (III/5.8) – 1 or 2 days
Southwest Buttress of South Early Winter Spire (II/5.8) – 1 day
Serpentine Arete of Dragontail Peak (IV/5.8) – 2 days
East Face of Lexington Tower (IV/5.9+) – 1 day
Northwest Corner of North Early Winter Spire (III/5.9) – 1 day
East Ridge of Forbidden Peak (III/5.8) – 2 or 3 days
Backbone Ride of Dragontail Peak (IV/5.9) – 2 days
West Face of North Early Winter Spire (III/5.11) – 1 day
Complete North Ridge of Mount Stuart (IV/5.9) – 2 or 3 days
Northwest Face of Forbidden Peak (IV/5.8) – 2 or 3 days with a glacier approach
Liberty Crack of Liberty Bell (V/5.10) – 2 days
Juno Tower (IV/5.10c) – 2 days
East Buttress of South Early Winter Spire (IV/5.10+) – 1 day
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 1+ day alpine rock climbing experience in the Washington Cascades of the Pacific Northwest!
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For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.
Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.
Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.
Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.
Sept 14, 2022
I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!
Sept 6, 2022
I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.
Aug 23, 2022
I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.
Aug 17, 2022
Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!
July 16th, 2022
Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.
July 20, 2022
Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard
May 8, 2022
Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!
April 14, 2022
Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.
March 9, 2022
I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.
March 4, 2022
Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.
Feb 2, 2022
Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion
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