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Cascade Section
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Washington has traditionally been a stronghold for climbing in North America, and the sheer diversity of climbing here is our trademark. Mt. Rainier is the fifth highest peak (guarded by the most glaciers) in the lower 48, and the steep granite walls at Index offer some of the finest cracks in the country. The real prize, though, are the outstanding alpine routes. And there’s diversity there, too—everything from afternoon walk-ups to bushwacking, crevasse problems, and hundreds of feet of Class IV just to get to the base of the climb. Trying to find Fred Beckey’s “obvious descent gully” is rarely a simple endeavor. So it’s no wonder that the AAC members in the Cascades usually carry around a bigger bag of tricks.


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Contact & Volunteer

It's easy to get in touch with your Section Chairs, Regional Coordinator, or the Club.

Email your Cascade Section Co-Chairs at cascade@americanalpineclub.org

Email Northwest Regional Coordinator Eddie Espinosa at eespinosa@americanalpineclub.org

Email the Club's offices in Golden at info@americanalpineclub.org

Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110

Check out the Northwest Region Volunteer Wall of Fame


Cascade Section Co-Chairs

Truc Allen is the marketing genius at our retail partner Second Ascent, the guitarist for The Struggles and an unbelievable source of energy and stoke.  He's an avid skier, boulderer and alpinist.


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