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Stephen_Ramsey

outdoor (public) staircase for training?

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Hi all,

 

I know there are some good (for stair-climbing training) outdoor public staircases in Seattle, like the one at 137th St NE near 42nd Ave. Does anyone know of a good one in the Wallingford/Fremont/Ballard/U-District area? Doesn't have to be huge, just public and accessible. Thanks for any info.

 

Steve

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20th down to U village around 47th.

2 good ones from E 10th to I5 around Howe (Cap hill).

A nice series of steep streets between I5 and Latona around 52nd to 60th.

I think there is a long stair set in Fremont but I am not sure where.

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At Golden Gardens, there is a good stair above and below the dog run.

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Seattle Stairs Listing compiled by Doug Beyerlein, 1999

Outdoor public stairways with 100 or more stairs.

Stair counting based on Beyerlein’s Rules for Counting Stairs (see separate document)

 

DistrictNo. of StairsLocation

 

Ballard272Golden Gardens Park #1 thru park at NW 85th St

Ballard100Golden Gardens Park #2 north of RR underpass

Beacon Hill158S Lucile St between 18th Ave S and 20th Ave S

Beacon Hill120S Atlantic St between 16th Ave S and 15th Ave S

Beacon Hill109S Hanford St between Cheasty Blvd S and 25th Ave S

Capitol Hill293E Blaine St between Lakeview Blvd E and 10th Ave E

Capitol Hill272E Howe St between Lakeview Blvd E and 10th Ave E

Capitol Hill125E Thomas St between 26th Ave E and 25th Ave E

Downtown151Pike St Hillclimb between Alaska Way and Pike Place Market

Downtown104University St (The Harbor Steps) between Western Ave and 1st Ave

Lake Washington218S Cooper St between Rainier Ave S and Water Ave S

Lake Washington198S Day St (south side of I-90) between 36th Ave S and L Wash Blvd

Lake Washington179S Holgate St (Colman Park) between L Wash Blvd and 31st Ave S

Lake Washington179S Ferdinand St to 53rd Ave S between 55th Ave S and S Ferdinand St

Lake Washington153S Dearborn St between 32nd Ave S and 30th Ave S

Lake Washington139S Jackson St between Lake Shore Ave S and 35th Ave S

Lake Washington138S Dose Terrace between L Washington Blvd and 34th Ave S

Lake Washington106E James St between L Washington Blvd and 38th Ave E

Lake Washington103S Redwing St between Rainier Ave S and Water Ave S

Lake Washington10137th Ave E between Dorffel Dr E and E High Lane

Magnolia202Magnolia Blvd Viewpoints #2 up bluff at W Glenmont Ln

Magnolia154Magnolia Blvd Viewpoints #1 up bluff near Montavista Pl W

Magnolia119W Dravus St between 36th Ave W and 37th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill192Garfield St between Cascade Terrace Apts and 5th Ave N

Queen Anne Hill182Galer St between 5th Ave N and 4th Ave N

Queen Anne Hill138W Ruffner St between 14th Ave W and 13th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill131Galer St between Aurora Ave N and 6th Ave N

Queen Anne Hill125W Wheeler St between 15th Ave W and 13th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill122W Barrett St between 15th Ave W and 14th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill1213rd Ave N between Aloha St and Ward St

Queen Anne Hill1112nd Ave N between Prospect St and Highland Dr

Queen Anne Hill108W Lee St between 9th Ave W and 8th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill107W Bertona St between 15th Ave W and 14th Ave W

Queen Anne Hill105Dexter Ave Hillclimb from Westlake Ave N over ped bridge

Rainier Valley180S Adam St between ? and 34th Ave S

University215NE 52nd St between Ravenna Ave NE and 20th Ave NE

University171Wahkiakum Lane (UW) from parking lot to Stevens Way

University131Padelford Hall parking garage to Stevens Way

University107Whatcom Lane (UW) from parking lot to Pend Oreille Rd

University10722nd Ave E between E Blaine St and E Howe St

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for more including West Seattle: http://www.nwrunner.com/files/test/Seattle%20Stairs%20Listing%201999.pdf

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Capitol Hill293E Blaine St between Lakeview Blvd E and 10th Ave E

 

 

These take you more or less from the top of Capitol hill to ~ 50 feet above the water level if you continue down past the public mountain bike park.

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just a thought but why limit yourself to just stairs? While stairs would be a good training for following a great bootpack trail, it is not very representative of real alpine. How about hauling ass up some of those steep sidewalks in downtown seattle or elsewhere? You could simulate cramponing up moderate angles slopes and get a good calf burn. The sidewalk bums could simulate objective hazards.

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You should wear your helmet though. Those 40 OZers will put you on your knees for sure...

 

Do any Vancouver WA folks know if the bleachers at the Washington State School for the Blind are open to the public?

Edited by Mikester

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Holy Cripes... I was inspired by the stair list and decided to jog the West Seattle, Thistle stairs by Lincoln park. I would've double checked the count, except that on my third lap I was ready to puke and it took everything I had to get back to the car. Love it.

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