This rock has some of the best alpine rock I have ever climbed. But its still alpine, so there is always loose stuff.
From the Colchuck Lake, head up Aasgard pass until you are about 400 feet above the lake. Head left through dense bushes to the obvious gully leading up to Colchuck Balanced Rock.
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Leche La Vaca 5.10 Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III
The Tempest 5.10 A2 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, Grade IV
Rikki Tikki Tavi 5.11 Trad, 5 pitches, Grade III
The Scoop 5.11c Trad, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
West Face 5.12- Trad, 9 pitches
Featured Route For Colchuck Balanced Rock
Leche La Vaca 5.10 WA : Leavenworth : ... : Colchuck Balanced Rock
P1- Climb fun chimney very far right on the wall past a small tree. Climb onto knobby slab with thin pro in corner. Bust a spicy and fun 5.8 move left and over onto another knobby slab, climb into corner and belay.P2- Climb fun corner up to flake, move left around flake (5.9) into fun corner with knobs for feet. Get to a ledge.P3- From ledge, head up to a large left leaning 5.10 layback corner. #4 camalot possibly makes this less scary. Continue to large ledge and belay.P4- Climb beautiful...[more] Browse More Classics in WA