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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 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches
The Tempest 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches
The Scoop 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
West Face 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 9 pitches
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West Face 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Colchuck Balanced Rock
This is possibly one of the best free routes around in a spectactular setting staring straight at Mt. Stuart.I would recommend roping up for the initial scramble to reach the base of the climb. It is easy, but very loose.P1 Fun but short finger crack(10+). P2 Easy chimney (5.7). P3 Long corner to a nice belay (5.9). P4 Easy pitch up to the base of a clean dihedral. P5 This pitch is a great long hand crack that is often wet, but it is still not that bad when wet (11a). P6 Start out with some...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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