Climbing No Pain No Grain
Mad Meadows is one of the best bouldering areas in Leavenworth. Along with Forestlands and the JY boulders it has one of the highest concentrations of problems, and many of the routes here are true classics. The South-facing boulders get plenty of sun and there are a handful of problems that stay in the shade through much of the day when it's hot out.
Park at 5.1 miles up the canyon. Look for a trail that goes up the steep embankment before heading down-canyon along flat ground. Follow this trail for a couple hundred meters to reach the main area, and continue down-canyon along the hillside to get to the Pimpsqueak area. The approach is less than 10 minutes.
Weather station 4.4 miles from here
35 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Pimpsqueak V9 7C WA
: Central-East Cascades, Wena...
: ... : Mad Meadows
This is, in my opinion, the finest boulder problem in Leavenworth. Lines don't get any more pure or aesthetic than this, and the movement ranges from technical, to gymnastic, to purely powerful as you progress from start to finish.Start by climbing the arete on good holds to the flat edge at the beginning of the roof. Set your feet and fire your right hand out behind you to a good sloper on the arete. From here, a mix of squeezing, heel-hooking, and scumming will bring you to the crux throws ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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