Snoqualmie Valley Rock Climbing
Only 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, the crags of Snoqualmie Valley lie between the town of North Bend and the Snoqualmie Pass. Tucked in and hidden in the heavy forests along I-90, the rock provides great rock climbing for all levels. Because of its proximity to home, half days are available here for early morning or evening sessions on (relatively) hot days.
My friend Kurt Hicks is currently working on a new guidebook for the entire Snoqualmie Valley, combining two out-of-print guides and a handful of internet topos. I'm lucky to be helping him out!
Just Climb Days
Intro, Intermediate, Advanced, whatever. Let's just get out and get climbing. We'll start from wherever your experience already is and build. Emphasis can be on mileage (lots of routes), technical difficulty (fewer routes), or letting me take you to someplace new!
Max ratio - 2:1
Basic Rock Climbing
Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills to build your confidence and enjoy the sport.
Max ratio - 4:1
Intermediate Rock Climbing - Top Rope Management
Take it to the next step and learn to build and assess top-rope anchors at sport climbing locations. These trips also include instruction on safe rappelling and basic safety management techniques with novice climbers.
Max ratio - 3:1
Advanced Rock Climbing - Learning to Lead
Learn the in's and out's of leading, including what it takes to be a good belayer.
Max ratio - 2:1
Private dates are available Spring, Summer and Fall.
As the difficulty ramps up, I like to bring the ratio down. I really believe that to get the most out of any of these days you should consider keeping the ratio no higher that 2:1. The higher ratio's bring the cost down per person, but also reduces the number of pitches we'll manage to climb.
This is also the one destination that I'm available for individual half-day bookings.
I offer these trips as a guide-employee of Certified Guides Cooperative.