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
503 Total Routes
['4 Stars',48],['3 Stars',157],['2 Stars',192],['1 Star',94],['Bomb',1]
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West Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WA
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This climb mainly goes up easier terrain on solid rock. The most distinctive pitch is near the top and goes up a short exposed slab (5.7). Otherwise the climbing is 5.5 or easier. Stay fairly close to the ridge proper looking for easiest path. Spectacular position and fun climbing make this a classic. It would see 100X the traffic if you didn't have to hike 6 hrs to get to it....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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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: Taipei, TW
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.