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Mountain Home (Leavenworth) Area  


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Description 

The Leavenworth area is one of the most popular bouldering regions in the Pacific Northwest. The rock is granite, with a grain somewhat larger than that of the Skykomish Valley boulders, but the terrain tends to be flatter and the environment drier.

There are classic problems of every grade here, and although the boulders themselves are spread out along the two canyons there are almost always plenty of problems within walking distance of a given road pullout.

Leavenworth is a faux-bavarian tourist trap surrounded by high quality sport and trad cragging, bouldering, ice and alpine climbing on generally high quality granite. The Leavenworth area is generically broken down into two main cragging areas: Icicle Creek and Tumwater canyons. But these are each composed of numerous sub-crags, and surrounded by bouldering and amazing alpine areas. Classic areas include Castle Rock in Tumwater, Careno Crag in Icicle, Snow Creek Wall, Mt. Stuart and the Enchantments.

Rest days include whitewater kayaking and rafting, oggling tourist chicks, guzzling brews on a sunny terrace in town, or hiking into the Enchantments, one of the most amazing alpine environments around.

Getting There 

To get to there from Seattle, take I-5 to Highway 2 and follow it over Stevens Pass to the town of Leavenworth, or take I-90 to Highway 97 and head north to Highway 2, then bank west.

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Weather station 0.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mountain Home (Leavenworth) Area :
Darth Maul   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   Mountain Home Road boulders : Star Wars boulders
Andy's Arete   V5 6C     Boulder   Mountain Home Road boulders : The Pasture
Geronimo   V8 7B     Boulder, 14'   Mountain Home Road boulders : Geronimo Area
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Featured Route For Mountain Home (Leavenworth) Area
Eron on the start of Darth Maul

Darth Maul V4-5 6B+  WA : Mountain Home (Leavenworth)... : ... : Star Wars boulders
On the Star Wars boulder to the right of Yoda. Start on the big jugs on the right corner of the boulder, traversing left along the diminishing rail. When the rail peters out, reach out to a couple crimps, paste your foot high, and huck for the lip. The mantle is exhilarating. Bring a spotter.There is a really fun v3 that goes straight up from the start of Darth Maul, and a burly v9 direct start that begins below the point where the traversing rail peters out....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Mountain Home (Leavenworth) Area Slideshow Add Photo
Clouds moving in down Icicle Canyon
Clouds moving in down Icicle Canyon
Peshastin Pinnacles. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Peshastin Pinnacles.
Photo by Blitzo.
Great day down Icicle Canyon
Great day down Icicle Canyon
Near the Black Pyramid from the uper Rat Creek drainage
BETA PHOTO: Near the Black Pyramid from the uper Rat Creek dra...
Early season, Base of The Mole.
BETA PHOTO: Early season, Base of The Mole.

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By Kelly Sheridan
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 22, 2007
Just a quick note that I've recently written a bouldering guidebook to Leavenworth and Gold Bar. It's called Central Washington Bouldering, and contains over 500 problems in Leavenworth and roughly 150 in Gold Bar. The easiest way to get the guide at this point is to purchase it directly from the publisher at their site: sharpendbooks.com/prod.php?t=1...

Happy climbing,

Kelly
By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 23, 2007
Awesome Kelly! I added the book to "Books For this Area" for Washington, and I'll be buying a copy shortly. :)
By StephCOChick
May 19, 2014
Own this book! Absolutely amazing! Thanks Kelly!