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
537 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',45],['3 Stars',179],['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:
Featured Route For Icicle Creek
The Slot V6 7A WA
: Central-East Cascades, Wena...
: ... : Chaos Boulders
One of the better lines at Bridge Creek, The Slot has great movement, is aesthetic, and has solid, fun holds. The rock is finer grain than that found in the first cluster of boulders. Start sitting or crouched with your hands on two horizontal crimps, and your feet on low chips trying not to touch the pad beneath you. Work your way up through the crimps, a palmy left leaning rail, and finish via the cool horn and insecure topout. It's called the Slot because a smaller boulder (that broke off, cr...[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