Leavenworth is a faux-bavarian tourist trap surrounded by high quality sport and trad cragging, bouldering, ice and alpine climbing on generally high quality granite. The Leavenworth area is generically broken down into two main cragging areas: Icicle Creek and Tumwater canyons. But these are each composed of numerous sub-crags, and surrounded by bouldering and amazing alpine areas. Classic areas include Castle Rock in Tumwater, Careno Crag in Icicle, Snow Creek Wall, Mt. Stuart and the Enchantments.
To get to there from Seattle, take I-5 to Highway 2 and follow it over Stevens Pass to the town of Leavenworth, or take I-90 to Highway 97 and head north to Highway 2, then bank west.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Leavenworth:
Triple Couloirs WI3 M3 Steep Snow R Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500 feet, Grade III Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme 5.9 Trad, 18 pitches, 1200 feet, Grade IV Mount Stuart and Vicinity
Stanley-Burgner Route 5.9+ PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme 5.9+ Trad, 20 pitches, 2000 feet, Grade IV Mount Stuart and Vicinity
Featured Route For Leavenworth
Cloud Nine 5.9 WA : Leavenworth : ... : Pearly Gates
A great 2 pitch line that can be done in one if you have a 60m.P1- Climb an excellent hand and fist crack to a two bolt belay. 5.8P2. Climb a bolt protected corner that makes up the crux of the route. Some fun stemming. Easier gear protected climbing leads to the belay....[more] Browse More Classics in WA