In his book, Cascades Rock, Blake Herrington describes 160 multi-pitch climbs in the Northwest with full-color images for reference. The book covers mountain and alpine routes in the Stuart Range, Washington Pass, Southwest BC, Darrington, Pasayten, Index, and the North Cascades.
- 160 multi-pitch route descriptions
- Full-color images
- 272 pages
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Cascades Rock isn't your comprehensive route guide for the more accessible, single pitch routes at places like Exit 32 and the lower climbs at Index. For that, go with the Falcon guide and Mountain Project. But if you like to head out into the land of stinging nettles and get some adventure under your belt on the rad, mostly secluded multi-pitch climbs in the Cascades, Cascades Rock is worth picking up. Great beta including nearby food and camping, as well as accurate approach and route info. I can't wait to use this on my next trip to the PNW!