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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Colchuck Balanced Rock:
Leche La Vaca 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches
The Scoop 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
West Face 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 9 pitches
Featured Route For Colchuck Balanced Rock
The Tempest 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A2 WA : Central-East Cascades & Wen... : ... : Colchuck Balanced Rock
This route tackles the wall to the right of the prominent corner, which houses the West Face. Start ~200' right of the obvious corner which is the 'West Face'We did a mix of aid and free climbing on the first ascent, with occasional storms and copious wetness. The route saw its (First?) free ascent in August 2010, when Ben Gilkison and Drew Philbin teamed up to go base to summit, no falls, placing protection as they climbed. P1) Follow cracks and corner past a small tree, up right to a ledge to...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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