Elevation: 1,355 ft
GPS: 47.543, -120.711 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jonah on Jan 25, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
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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.
V2 5+
 192
Sunny and Steep
Boulder
V2 5+
 112
The Hesitator
Boulder
V4- 6B PG13
 138
The Pocket
Boulder
V4 6B
 218
The Real Thing
Boulder
V4 6B
 224
The Fridge Center
Boulder
V4 6B
 84
The Physical
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 121
The Fridge Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 82
The Hourglass
Boulder
V7 7A+
 69
The Shield
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 87
Busted
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 64
Pimpsqueak
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 154
Orbit
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 650
Outer Space
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 163
Celestial Groove
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 69
Hyperspace
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunny and Steep * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boul… > Sunny & Steep Boulder
 192
V2 5+ Boulder
The Hesitator * Bouldering in… > Barney's Rubble
 112
V2 5+ Boulder
The Pocket * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows > Pocket Boulder
 138
V4- 6B PG13 Boulder
The Real Thing * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boul… > Real Thing Boulder
 218
V4 6B Boulder
The Fridge Center * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 224
V4 6B Boulder
The Physical * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boul… > Physical Boulder
 84
V4 6B Boulder
The Fridge Arete * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 121
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Hourglass * Bouldering in… > Sword/Underwear… > Hourglass Boulder
 82
V6 7A Boulder
The Shield * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boul… > Busted Boulder
 69
V7 7A+ Boulder
Busted * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boul… > Busted Boulder
 87
V7-8 7B Boulder
Pimpsqueak * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows > Pimpsqueak Boulder
 64
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Orbit Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 154
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Outer Space Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 650
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Celestial Groove Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 163
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Hyperspace Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 69
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 7 pitches
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