Tumwater Canyon Rock Climbing
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Tumwater Canyon lies along HW2 on the approach to Leavenworth from Steven's Pass. The canyon is the northern companion to Icicle Creek. Similar in character and rock type (quartz diorite) to Icicle Creek, the biggest difference between the canyons is the presence of Highway 2, the major route connecting Leavenworth to western Washington, and a source of pesky road noise at some crags. There are fewer crags in Tumwater than Icicle, but some great ones-- Castle Rock and Midnight Rock offer longer trad climbing, while Clem's Holler and surrounding crags offer numerous sport climbs.
There is camping in the canyon at Tumwater Campground, and several campgrounds in Icicle Creek Canyon, a short drive away.
Drive west from Leavenworth on Highway 2. Mileages are typically reported from the intersection of Highway 2 and the intersection with Icicle Creek Road on the west side of town.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
179 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',74],['2 Stars',54],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Tumwater Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tumwater Canyon:
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Das Musak 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a WA
: Central-East Cascades, Wena...
: ... : Castle Rock
The only sport route at Castle Rock (thanks to a couple of choppings), and a good one. Some bouldery moves off the deck put you square up with a power crux at the third bolt. There are cool moves the rest of the way; mostly sustained gently overhanging edges, with a deadpoint move to a rail and...well, I won't say anything about the end....[more] Browse More Classics in WA