Icicle Creek Rock Climbing
Icicle Canyon from the Star Wars boulders on Mount...
A great area just outside Leavenworth littered with granite crags, boulders and some ice climbs. The crags tend to be scattered. Some are roadside, while others have 1.5 hour uphill approaches. All aspects, and climbable in all seasons (though winter gets pretty chilly for rock). There are both crowded and secluded areas, and routes of all grades. This tends to be a more moderate area, with tons of classic routes 5.11 and under. But there are also some harder lines, quite a bit of hard bouldering, and potential for much more.
Area classics include Outer Space, Givler's Dome, the Regular Route on Careno Crag and many, many more.
There are several Forest Service campgrounds in the canyon. Leavenworth is a short drive away for beer and food. Gustav's - on the main drag - has good pub food and a good brew selection.
Take Highway 2 to Leavenworth. On the west side of town, follow Icicle Road into the canyon.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
538 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',45],['3 Stars',180],['2 Stars',215],['1 Star',87],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Icicle Creek
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Icicle Creek:
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Straight Street 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WA
: Central-East Cascades, Wena...
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P1. Face climb between the blunt arete and a wide, highly vegetated crack to the left. After 45 feet, the difficulty increases as you gain an inside corner. Climb the dihedral to an impossibly smooth crux section. A nicely placed bolt makes this challenging move less desperate, followed by easier climbing to the anchor.P2. The second pitch flirts with exposure as you follow bolts up the edge of the arete to a diaganol crack that gains a vertical left facing corner. From the top of the corn...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Colchuck Lake reflections
Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Icicle Creek-fall 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Aug 7, 2014
There are currently two large fires burning in the area. One is the Chiwaukum Complex to the north on Highway 2. The other is the Carlton Complex, to the northeast towards Lake Chelan. Trails to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are closed. Leavenworth has a "moderate" air pollution warning.
Apr 6, 2015
New tree down in the center of Playground Point, it poses a small but real hazard navigating the center of the climbing area.
Lost: Left Lasport Nago shoe, 39.5, definitely along trail to Playground Point. Message for reward! We've all been there... (or twice) 518-569-eightthreeoheighht. -alex