This rock has some of the best alpine rock I have ever climbed. But its still alpine, so there is always loose stuff.
From the Colchuck Lake, head up Aasgard pass until you are about 400 feet above the lake. Head left through dense bushes to the obvious gully leading up to Colchuck Balanced Rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Colchuck Balanced Rock:
Leche La Vaca 5.10 Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III
The Tempest 5.10 A2 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, Grade IV
Rikki Tikki Tavi 5.11 Trad, 5 pitches, Grade III
The Scoop 5.11c Trad, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
West Face 5.12- Trad, 9 pitches
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The Scoop 5.11c WA : Leavenworth : ... : 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