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Access Fund: Save Exit 38 Crags at Mount Washington

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Maiza Lima climbing at Mount Washington, the crags are located in territories of the sdukʷalbixʷ (Snoqualmie), Duwamish, and Coast Salish.

Maiza Lima climbing at Mount Washington, the crags are located in territories of the sdukʷalbixʷ (Snoqualmie), Duwamish, and Coast Salish.

We need your help to protect Mount Washington Crags, at Exit 38 in the Snoqualmie Valley of Western Washington, from being sold off. 

Right now, Access Fund is working with Washington State Parks, The Trust For Public Land, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and local conservation partners to purchase and protect the 150-acre parcel of private land that includes the Mount Washington Trail and 70 climbing routes dispersed among 12 different crags. The property is home to the popular Amazonia, a forested wall and short approach that offers shade on hot summer days, and the high-elevation zone of Bob’s Area, which features excellent friction and expansive views of the Mountains to Sound Greenway, among others. 

Take Action Now

Use Access Fund's easy letter-writing tool to urge Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program to fund this project and save this incredible climbing area for the community. We’ve provided a draft letter, but please feel free to share why the Mount Washington Crags are important to you

In recent years, proposed timber harvests have threatened this property, and now the landowner is looking to sell. If sold on the open market, climbing and hiking access could be lost indefinitely. But the landowner has agreed to give us the opportunity to raise the necessary funds to protect the property and all of its amazing recreation. 

Now we need your help to secure state funding from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), which would allow Washington State Parks to acquire Mount Washington Crags and incorporate the property into Olallie State Park for long-term protection. For this project to be funded, WWRP needs to hear from you by July 22 to show strong community support.

For more information, review additional project details, a map of the property, and supporting organizations.