* Cascades climbing routes -- the guidebooks relied on for more than 25 years* Northwest climbing legend Fred Beckey has summited and explored hundreds of Cascade peaks* Hand-drawn maps and photos with route overlays, as well as approach information This is the volume one of three that Fred Beckey wrote for climbing in the Cascades. His Cascade Alpine Guide series is considered classic information from one of the nation's godfathers of Western climbing. Columbia River to Stevens Pass features expert information on more than 300 climbing and high routes in the Cascades, including Mount Rainier. Here you'll find geographical, historical, and geological overviews of the majestic North Cascades region, plus important tips on safety and backcountry usage and enough technical and grade information to make clear exactly what type of route you are embarking upon. Without a doubt, this exhaustive resource should be a staple in every serious mountaineer's collection.