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Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth

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Colchuck Balanced Rock 
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Devils Gulch
One of Wenatchee's finest, Devils Gulch Trail is a long, fast, and smooth roller coaster descent. Near Wenatchee, WA
Devils Gulch
One of the absolute top rides in the state, the downhill flow of Devils Gulch is the real deal. Near Cashmere, WA
Chikamin Tie to Chikamin Creek Loop
Long but smooth road climb pays off with two high-speed s-turn descents on buff singletrack. Near Leavenworth, WA
Chikamin Creek Trail #1534
20 minutes of left-right-left at perfect grades and virtually no pedaling. Near Leavenworth, WA
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Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth 


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Description 

Region just east of the Central-Western Cascades.


Getting There 

I90 and HW2 going E-W.


Climbing Season


720 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth:
Triple Couloirs   WI3 M3 Steep Snow R     Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500'   Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak
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
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
Canary   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock
Classic Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Icicle Creek : Eight-Mile Rock
Orbit   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 18 pitches, 1200'   Mt Stuart
Backbone Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 20 pitches, 2000'   Mt Stuart
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
Bale/Kramar route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Icicle Creek : Careno Crag
The Tempest   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches   Colchuck Balanced Rock
Iconoclast   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall
Hyperspace   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall
Solid Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'   Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
Gorillas in the Mist   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, 9 pitches, 1000'   Mt Stuart
West Face   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 9 pitches   Colchuck Balanced Rock
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Evan leads into the start of the Scoop pitch

The Scoop 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Colchuck Balanced Rock
Pitch 1 (5.9): a bouldery move off the ground leads to easier terrain, belay below a small rotting tree. (~100 ft.)Pitch 2 (5.10a): move into a grove where tough moves take you out and right where the climbing eases. (~100 ft.)Pitch 3 (5.10a): fun climbing moves up into a dihedral and the crux of the pitch. A short slab section leads to "Launch Ledge". Move the belay to the left about 30 feet before starting pitch 4.(~100 ft.)Pitch 4 (5.11c): "The Scoop" pitch begins with a nice crack leading in...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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