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Icicle Creek Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Take Highway 2 to Leavenworth. On the west side of town, follow Icicle Road into the canyon.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',28],['5.7',47],['5.8',62],['5.9',64],['5.10',116],['5.11',22],['5.12',4],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',28],['V2-3',77],['V4-5',34],['V6-7',24],['V8-9',23],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',3],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Icicle Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Icicle Creek:
The Sword   V3 6A R     Boulder, 30'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Sword/Underwear Rock
Dirty Dancing   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Unearthed Boulders
The Pocket   V4 6B PG13     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
The Real Thing   V4 6B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders
The Fridge Center   V4 6B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Fridge
The Physical   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders
Foot Fumpkin   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
Quantum Mechanics   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Chaos Boulders
Mad Max   V7 7A+     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : JY Boulders
WAS   V8 7B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : WAS
Pimpsqueak   V9 7C     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
Musashi   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Egg
Orbit   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Classic Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Eight Mile Area : Eight-Mile Rock
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Celestial Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Snow Creek Area : Pearly Gates
Iconoclast   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
The Warrior   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - ... : Warrior Wall
Hyperspace   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Edge of Space   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Icicle Creek

Featured Route For Icicle Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Pressure makes diamonds.

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

Photos of Icicle Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Colchuck Lake reflections
Colchuck Lake reflections
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: Icicle Creek-fall 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Icicle Creek-fall 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass

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By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Portland, OR
Aug 7, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 
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.
By Palexc
Apr 6, 2015
CONDITION REPORT 
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

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