This select guide includes detailed, easy to follow directions to climbing 100 of Washington’s most visible, historically significant, and interesting mountains with summits over 5,000 feet. From introductory level off-trail summit hikes and scrambles to multi-pitch alpine rock and high volcano climbs, this guide is suitable for beginning scramblers and alpine rock climbers as well as more experienced climbers. Blending all types of climbing at all levels of difficulty, you'll find routes to popular scrambling peaks such as Mount Si, classic alpine rock peaks such as Prusik Peak, and to big volcanoes including Mount Rainier. Fully revised and updated, this book has been praised by scramblers, alpine rock climbers, volcano climbers, and trip leaders alike as being an accurate, user-friendly guide with superb, easy-to-follow route descriptions and drawings, to the summits of the mountains that people actually want to climb.
Jeff Smoot is an outdoor adventure writer and photographer primarily known for his hiking and climbing guidebooks including Falcon titles Climbing Washington’s Mountains, Rock Climbing Washington, and Best Climbs Cascade Volcanoes. Jeff's book, Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14, a historical narrative and memoir chronicling rock climbing in the 1980s, was published in 2019. He has written for Outside, Climbing, Rock & Ice, Backpacker, and Mountain magazines. Jeff is a founding member of Friends of Camp Long, a volunteer group that supports youth programs at Camp Long in Seattle, Washington, and the founder of Mountain Fest at Camp Long, an annual celebration of Seattle's rich climbing history and culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington.