|By Jason Albino
From San Francisco, CA
May 17, 2013
My girlfriend and I will be in the Leavenworth area in the middle of a two-month road trip on 6/27-7/1 - our second trip to the area. We'll be camping in 8 Mile and climbing most days.
If you're interested in climbing with us, please let me know!
If not, I would love to hear your advice on your favorite can't-miss routes/areas. Last year we ticked Outer Space, Canary, and various single-pitches at Castle Rock, Clem's Holler, Puzzle Palace and Bob's wall
For this trip, I've reviewed the Kramar guidebook again for a plan, and so far I've bookmarked Catapult, Saints, Heart of Gold, Yard Art/Lawn Darts, Orbit and various single-pitches at The Special Spot, Pearly Gates, Off-Duty Area, Careno Crag, Dog Dome, and Peshastin Pinnacles, but I'd love to hear any (positive, constructive) opinions from you locals!
- I lead ~5.9/10a trad and follow 10c/d
- I lead 5.10d/11a sport and follow 11b/c
- My girlfriend is just learning to lead over the last year but she's a great climber and fast learner (5.8+ trad/5.10a+ sport)
Cheers and thanks for reading,
-Jason from San Francisco
(forgive me if you see a similar post in other regional sections or a refresh of this post in a few weeks - I am trying to ping locals in each area along our trip!)