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Icicle Creek 


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Description 

A great area just outside Leavenworth littered with granite crags, boulders and some ice climbs. The crags tend to be scattered. Some are roadside, while others have 1.5 hour uphill approaches. All aspects, and climbable in all seasons (though winter gets pretty chilly for rock). There are both crowded and secluded areas, and routes of all grades. This tends to be a more moderate area, with tons of classic routes 5.11 and under. But there are also some harder lines, quite a bit of hard bouldering, and potential for much more.

Area classics include Outer Space, Givler's Dome, the Regular Route on Careno Crag and many, many more.

There are several Forest Service campgrounds in the canyon. Leavenworth is a short drive away for beer and food. Gustav's - on the main drag - has good pub food and a good brew selection.


Getting There 

Take Highway 2 to Leavenworth. On the west side of town, follow Icicle Road into the canyon.


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491 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Icicle Creek:
Triple Couloirs   WI3 M3 Steep Snow R     Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500'   Dragontail Peak
The Sword   V3 6A R     Boulder, 30'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Sword/Underwear Rock
The Rib   V4 6B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Carnival Boulders
Quantum Mechanics   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Chaos Boulders
Pretty Hate Machine   V8 7B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Pretty Boulders
The Lion's Den   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Unearthed Boulders
Pimpsqueak   V9 7C     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
Musashi   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Egg
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Prusik Peak
Classic Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Eight-Mile Rock
Orbit   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Wall
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Snow Creek Wall
Backbone Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   Dragontail Peak
Celestial Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Pearly Gates
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Prusik Peak
Bale/Kramar route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Careno Crag
Iconoclast   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Wall
The Warrior   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Duty Dome Area : Warrior Wall
Solid Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'   Prusik Peak
Hyperspace   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Wall
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Peter Moore in the first couloir. Photo Colin Bartholomew.

Triple Couloirs WI3 M3 Steep Snow R  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Dragontail Peak
This is a uber classic in the Enchantments. From Colchuck lake, Head towards the lowest protrusion of rock approximately in the middle of the peak. Bear slightly left, where you will see two possible starts. Take the left or right start of the first couloir. Ascend this until you reach the runnels. These are the steep snow and ice pitches separating the first and second couloirs. These take ice screws depending on conditions or pitons and some rock gear. From the top of the runnels continue up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Icicle Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Colchuck Lake reflections
Colchuck Lake reflections
Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Icicle Creek-fall 1976. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Icicle Creek-fall 1976.
Photo by Blitzo.
Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
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By Nate Ball
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From: Taipei, TW
Aug 7, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 

There are currently two large fires burning in the area. One is the Chiwaukum Complex to the north on Highway 2. The other is the Carlton Complex, to the northeast towards Lake Chelan. Trails to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are closed. Leavenworth has a "moderate" air pollution warning.