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Tumwater Canyon lies along HW2 on the approach to Leavenworth from Steven's Pass. The canyon is the northern companion to Icicle Creek. Similar in character and rock type (quartz diorite) to Icicle Creek, the biggest difference between the canyons is the presence of Highway 2, the major route connecting Leavenworth to western Washington, and a source of pesky road noise at some crags. There are fewer crags in Tumwater than Icicle, but some great ones-- Castle Rock and Midnight Rock offer longer trad climbing, while Clem's Holler and surrounding crags offer numerous sport climbs.
There is camping in the canyon at Tumwater Campground, and several campgrounds in Icicle Creek Canyon, a short drive away.
Drive west from Leavenworth on Highway 2. Mileages are typically reported from the intersection of Highway 2 and the intersection with Icicle Creek Road on the west side of town.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
169 Total Routes
['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',67],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',0]
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No Such Thing as a Free Lunge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
: Central-East Cascades, Wena...
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No Such Thing as a Free Lunge (NSTFL) is an athletic route up the glass smooth north side of Jello Tower on Upper Castle Rock. The climbing is fairly sustained, with the crux coming about halfway up, surmounting a bulge on crimpy holds and slick, nearly non-existent feet. The protection is decent, and I guess it could be argued that with today's versatile gear, it may not warrant an "R" rating. But I'll leave that up to the hardcores who would know better.Once through the crux, continue on wi...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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