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Some of the best bouldering in the state can be found up in the Icicle. The Forestland Boulders, Mad Meadows, and plenty of outlying boulders provide a wealth of terrain to test one's self. The legend goes that there are great boulders within walking distance of any pullout up Icicle Road - and this legend is true! In addition to the hundreds of roadside problems, there are endless boulder-filled plateaus up on the north side of the canyon, dozens of scary riverside highballs and deep/shallow water solos, and plenty of untapped potential on the inaccessible south side of the river and farther upcanyon. The one detractor to Icicle bouldering is the access issues: increased privatization and irrigation development has closed off some areas, so try to keep your impact low on the many sectors that are on or nearby public land. You can find shady woods in the summer, sun-raked plazas in the fall, lonely test pieces hiding on the hillside or busy circuit circuses with room for everyone. Welcome to the Icicle, crown jewel of Leavenworth bouldering.

Getting There Suggest change

Take a left at the West end of town, and follow the road up Icicle Creek.

The Central Washington Bouldering guide gives mileage to the various areas from this intersection, so unless otherwise noted that's where the distances are measured from.

674 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at * Bouldering in Icicle Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 261
Sunny and Steep
Boulder
V2 5+
 148
The Hesitator
Boulder
V4- 6B PG13
 192
The Pocket
Boulder
V4 6B
 281
The Fridge Center
Boulder
V4 6B
 293
The Real Thing
Boulder
V4 6B
 106
The Physical
Boulder
V4 6B
 89
Foot Fumpkin
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 148
The Fridge Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 89
Feel The Pinch
Boulder
V6 7A
 114
The Hourglass
Boulder
V6 7A
 98
The Hole
Boulder
V7 7A+
 91
The Shield
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 143
Busted
Boulder
V8 7B
 93
Pimpsqueak
Boulder
V3 6A A0 R
 87
You Dog You (aka The Sword)
Aid, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunny and Steep Forestland Boul… > Sunny & Steep Boulder
 261
V2 5+ Boulder
The Hesitator Barney's Rubble > Hesitator
 148
V2 5+ Boulder
The Pocket Mad Meadows > Pocket Boulder
 192
V4- 6B PG13 Boulder
The Fridge Center Fridge
 281
V4 6B Boulder
The Real Thing Forestland Boul… > Real Thing Boulder
 293
V4 6B Boulder
The Physical Forestland Boul… > Physical Boulder
 106
V4 6B Boulder
Foot Fumpkin Mad Meadows > Foot Fumpkin Boulder
 89
V4 6B Boulder
The Fridge Arete Fridge
 148
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Feel The Pinch Forestland Boul… > Busted Boulder
 89
V5 6C Boulder
The Hourglass Sword/Underwear… > Hourglass Boulder
 114
V6 7A Boulder
The Hole Mad Meadows > Hole Boulder
 98
V6 7A Boulder
The Shield Forestland Boul… > Busted Boulder
 91
V7 7A+ Boulder
Busted Forestland Boul… > Busted Boulder
 143
V7-8 7B Boulder
Pimpsqueak Mad Meadows > Pimpsqueak Boulder
 93
V8 7B Boulder
You Dog You (aka The Sword) Sword/Underwear… > Sword Boulder
 87
V3 6A A0 R Aid, Boulder
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