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Areas in Icicle Creek

** Bouldering in Icicle Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 256 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 256
Alphabet Rock 5 / 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Barney's Rubble 3 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bathtub Dome 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Bebop-Dinky-Secret Crags 4 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bridge Creek Area 8 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Bruces Boulder 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Buzzbomb Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Carnival Crack 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Clamshell Cave 7 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Condor Buttress 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Crack du Jour 6 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Doctor Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Dog Dome 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Domestic Dome Area 11 / 10 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - Peek-a-boo Area 26 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Eight Mile Area 25 / 12 / 10 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Fourth of July Buttress 1 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Givler's Dome 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hammerhead and Playground Point 18 / 14 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Hook Creek Drainage 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Hubba Hubba 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Icicle Buttress and Bob's Wall 13 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Lower Icicle Canyon 35 / 23 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 42
Machine Gun, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Madsen's Buttress 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
Memorial Buttress 6 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Mountaineer's Dome 6 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Muscle Beach 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Nurse Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
O-Zone, The 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Purina and Careno Area 35 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
Rainbow Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Snow Creek Area 29 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 35
Trudge Wall 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
White Fang 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
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Description [Edit]

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.

Classic climbs include Outer Space, Givler's Dome, the Regular Route on Careno Crag and many, many more.

The Icicle area is also a popular bouldering regions in the Pacific Northwest. The rock is granite, with a grain somewhat larger than that of the Skykomish Valley boulders, but the terrain tends to be flatter and the environment drier. There are classic problems of every grade here, and although the boulders themselves are spread out along the two canyons there are almost always plenty of problems within walking distance of a given road pullout.

There are several Forest Service campgrounds in the canyon.

The nearby town of Leavenworth is a faux-bavarian tourist town. Gustav's - on the main drag - has good pub food and a good brew selection.

Rest days include whitewater kayaking and rafting, guzzling brews on a sunny terrace in town, or hiking into the Enchantments, one of the most amazing alpine environments around.

Leavenworth is a short drive away for beer and food.

Getting There [Edit]

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Icicle Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 73
The Hueco Route
Boulder
V2 5+
 94
Sunny and Steep
Boulder
V3 6A
 81
Drugstore Cowboy
Boulder
V4- 6B PG13
 71
The Pocket
Boulder
V4 6B
 109
The Fridge Center
Boulder
V4 6B
 105
The Real Thing
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 135
R & D
Trad 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 90
Givler's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 168
Classic Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Dogleg Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 101
Orbit
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 388
Outer Space
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Cloud Nine
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 94
Celestial Groove
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 101
Condorphamine Addiction
Sport 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Hueco Route * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 73
V1 5 Boulder
Sunny and Steep * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 94
V2 5+ Boulder
Drugstore Cowboy * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 81
V3 6A Boulder
The Pocket * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 71
V4- 6B PG13 Boulder
The Fridge Center * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 109
V4 6B Boulder
The Real Thing * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 105
V4 6B Boulder
R & D Icicle Buttress… > Icicle Buttress
 135
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Givler's Crack Givler's Dome
 90
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Classic Crack Eight Mile Area > Eight-Mile Rock
 168
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dogleg Crack Alphabet Rock
 80
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Orbit Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 101
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Outer Space Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 388
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Cloud Nine Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Celestial Groove Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 94
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Condorphamine Addiction Condor Buttress
 101
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 7 pitches
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Redmond, WA
Kyle Love   Redmond, WA
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