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 with improvements by Mike Steele
Admins: Scott Coldiron, 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.

893 Total Climbs

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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
 104
The Hueco Route
Boulder
V2 5+
 140
Sunny and Steep
Boulder
V2 5+
 76
The Hesitator
Boulder
V3 6A
 107
Drugstore Cowboy
Boulder
V4- 6B PG13
 99
The Pocket
Boulder
V4 6B
 169
The Fridge Center
Boulder
V4 6B
 154
The Real Thing
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 88
The Fridge Arete
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 107
Givler's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 221
Classic Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 132
Orbit
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 541
Outer Space
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 131
Cloud Nine
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 133
Celestial Groove
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 144
Condorphamine Addiction
Sport 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Hueco Route * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 104
V1 5 Boulder
Sunny and Steep * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 140
V2 5+ Boulder
The Hesitator * Bouldering in… > Barney's Rubble
 76
V2 5+ Boulder
Drugstore Cowboy * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 107
V3 6A Boulder
The Pocket * Bouldering in… > Mad Meadows
 99
V4- 6B PG13 Boulder
The Fridge Center * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 169
V4 6B Boulder
The Real Thing * Bouldering in… > Forestland Boulders
 154
V4 6B Boulder
The Fridge Arete * Bouldering in… > Fridge
 88
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Givler's Crack Givler's Dome
 107
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Classic Crack Eight Mile Area > Eight-Mile Rock
 221
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Orbit Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 132
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Outer Space Snow Creek Area > Snow Creek Wall
 541
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Cloud Nine Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 131
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Celestial Groove Snow Creek Area > Pearly Gates
 133
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Condorphamine Addiction Condor Buttress
 144
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 7 pitches
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