Elevation: 1,356 ft
GPS: 47.543, -120.711 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jonah on Jan 25, 2006
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Description

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

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.
V0 4
 88
Breadline
Boulder
V1 5
 88
The Hueco Route
Boulder
V2 5+
 114
Sunny and Steep
Boulder
V3 6A
 92
Drugstore Cowboy
Boulder
V4- 6B PG13
 84
The Pocket
Boulder
V4 6B
 126
The Fridge Center
Boulder
V4 6B
 123
The Real Thing
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 67
The Fridge Arete
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 95
Givler's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 191
Classic Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 112
Orbit
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 447
Outer Space
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Cloud Nine
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 106
Celestial Groove
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 120
Condorphamine Addiction
Sport 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Breadline * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 88
V0 4 Boulder
The Hueco Route * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 88
V1 5 Boulder
Sunny and Steep * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 114
V2 5+ Boulder
Drugstore Cowboy * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 92
V3 6A Boulder
The Pocket * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 84
V4- 6B PG13 Boulder
The Fridge Center * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 126
V4 6B Boulder
The Real Thing * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 123
V4 6B Boulder
The Fridge Arete * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 67
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Givler's Crack Givler's Dome
 95
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Classic Crack Eight Mile Area > Eight-Mile Rock
 191
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Orbit Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 112
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Outer Space Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 447
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Cloud Nine Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Celestial Groove Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 106
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Condorphamine Addiction Condor Buttress
 120
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 7 pitches
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Kyle Love
Redmond, WA
Kyle Love   Redmond, WA
Here is a video we made featuring some climbs in Icicle Creek!
youtube.com/watch?v=DQFd77z… Oct 26, 2017
If anyone found a Tension Climbing Board, Dyneema Sling, and locking carabiner in the Mad Meadows around 11/10/18 please contact me. Will pay if found. jeremydtremblay@gmail.com Nov 11, 2018 · Lost & Found