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Pearly Gates  

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A solid 40 minute hike uphill from the Snow Creek lot ends at the Pearly Gates, a crag with a couple dozen crack and slab routes from one to two pitches. The rock is an amazingly sticky fine-grained granite, unlike most other granite in the Icicle. The routes range from 5.8 to 5.12, and are generally super fun. Some routes are north facing, so this can be a good option when the rest of the canyon is too hot.

Getting There 

Park at the Snow Creek lot (FS pass required), cross the bridge and take a climbers trail to the right after the aquaduct.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pearly Gates:
The Scene is Clean   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Loaves of Fun   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   
No Room For Squares   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Cloud Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
TOOL TIME   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 100'   
Lost Souls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Celestial Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Last Rites   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Milky Way   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Veins of Glory   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pearly Gates   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Leap of Faith   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Lina leading up Cloud Nine (pitch 1) at Pearly Gat...

Cloud Nine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Pearly Gates
A great 2 pitch line that can be done in one if you have a 60m.P1- Tricky start (for a shorter person) leads to an excellent hand and fist crack (easier). Finishes at a two-bolt belay anchor. 5.8P2- Climb a slabby dihedral protected by three bolts (you can add gear too). This is the crux of the route. Some fun stemming. (A 5.9+ goes right.) Then traverse left on a much easier hand crack. Bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Kip on Pitch two of an unknow bolted route at the ...
Kip on Pitch two of an unknow bolted route at the ...
The not-so-elusive mountain goat, Pearly Gates
The not-so-elusive mountain goat, Pearly Gates
Goat meets man, Pearly Gates.
Goat meets man, Pearly Gates.
This is Kip following a bolted 5.10d in Leavenwort...
This is Kip following a bolted 5.10d in Leavenwort...
Andrew starting up the 5.10d at Pearly Gates
Andrew starting up the 5.10d at Pearly Gates
Andrew leading an unknown 5.10d trad route
Andrew leading an unknown 5.10d trad route
The goat really wanted the route we were on, he st...
The goat really wanted the route we were on, he st...

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By ScottH
Jan 29, 2006
The trail to Pearly Gates begins just after the Snow Creek trail crosses the irrigation ditch; look for cairns leading off to the right.
By Casey Holmes
Aug 16, 2011
Watch for falling rocks at this crag. The curious and seemingly friendly goat in this area may knock rocks down on your belayer. Don't be alarmed if the goat hangs out all day with you and follows you up your route, showing off his skills.
By JimL
Apr 16, 2012
How is the approach this time of year? Anyone been up there lately?
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Aug 3, 2013
As said before, the approach for this route begins just past the bridge over the irrigation ditch. Someone had placed logs across the trail, so we missed it, and couldn't cross higher up. The approach is a fairly burly uphill hike.

In the summer, this crag is shaded until about 2pm, after which everything is lit up til sundown.
By DrApnea
From: Wenatchee, WA
Sep 15, 2014
Summer shade until 2-3pm. Leave the Icicle creek at the first leftward turn immediatly after the irrigation canal. Follow the climbers trail about 100 yards until you see a large downed tree across the first branch of the creek, cross it, walk back down stream about 50 feet and you will regain the climbers trail to cross the second branch of the creek on a smaller log. 25 more minutes and you will at Pearly Gates.
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