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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Leavenworth:
Triple Couloirs WI3 M3 Steep Snow R Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500' Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 18 pitches, 1200' Mount Stuart and Vicinity
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 20 pitches, 2000' Mount Stuart and Vicinity
Stanley-Burgner Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500' Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
Gorillas in the Mist 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Easy Snow Trad, Snow, 9 pitches, 1000' Mount Stuart and Vicinity
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Quantum Mechanics V8 7b WA : Leavenworth : ... : Bridge Creek
This awesome problem starts low on the right, and traverses up left through a series of varied holds and complicated moves, on good rock. Start seated with your hands somehow using the blocky hold, and perhaps a sloper. Work straight up to the big pinch with a great thumb-catch, and cut left, working through a horn-feature, a cool undercling, a ergonomically friendly crimp, and big flakes to the left. Top out by rocking around the corner on the high left side using the good flakes and rounded fe...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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