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Mitchell Plateau

Washington > Central-E Casca… > Icicle Creek > * Bouldering in Icicl…
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Discovered by Scott Mitchell. The plateau is just a stone's throw from Clamshell Cave and has a handful (and counting) of pretty classic easy and moderate problems, plus a few mind bending harder problems.

Getting There

Two approaches available, depending on which boulders you plan on climbing. To start, park at The Fist boulder 5.2 miles up Icicle Road (just past the Mad Meadows wood sign). Then choose your own adventure:

Main area: Hike straight past The Fist and trend uphill to the left; 20-30 yards before a stream crossing, head uphill on a path to the right through some pines. Another 5-10 minutes later, you will hit the obvious Whale boulder (stay on main path, don't take any of the little side trails, unless you want to see the view). If you forget to turn right before the stream crossing, you will end up at Clamshell Cave.

The Switchbacks: At The Fist boulder, take a hard right on a path that soon skirts around a massive downed log, then stay left at the fork (sport climbing is off to the right), continuing up through an open field (hot in summer!) Cosmic Debris will be the first problem you encounter.

Routes from Left to Right

V3 6A
 3
Mr. Kamikaze
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Kelp
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
The Squid
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
The Whale
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
The Crab
Boulder
V0 4 PG13
 1
Dirty Dishes
Boulder
V0- 4- PG13
 1
Josh's Jugs
Boulder
V5 6C
 2
Cole's Crack
Boulder
V-easy 3
 1
Mommy Shark
Boulder
V-easy 3
 1
Baby Shark
Boulder
V1 5
 1
Let's Go Hunt
Boulder
V2 5+
 2
Gills and Thrills
Boulder
V0 4 R
 1
The Art of Cratering
Boulder
V2 5+
 1
Gravitational Slingshot
Boulder
V0- 4-
 1
Fantastic Planet
Boulder
V0 4
 1
Quasar
Boulder
V-easy 3
 1
Pulsar
Boulder
V-easy 3
 1
Blazar
Boulder
V0- 4-
 1
Cosmic Debris
Boulder
V0 4
 1
Binary Star
Boulder
V0- 4-
 1
One Small Knob for Climber
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mr. Kamikaze
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Kelp
 4
V1 5 Boulder
The Squid
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
The Whale
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
The Crab
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Dirty Dishes
 1
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Josh's Jugs
 1
V0- 4- PG13 Boulder
Cole's Crack
 2
V5 6C Boulder
Mommy Shark
 1
V-easy 3 Boulder
Baby Shark
 1
V-easy 3 Boulder
Let's Go Hunt
 1
V1 5 Boulder
Gills and Thrills
 2
V2 5+ Boulder
The Art of Cratering
 1
V0 4 R Boulder
Gravitational Slingshot
 1
V2 5+ Boulder
Fantastic Planet
 1
V0- 4- Boulder
Quasar
 1
V0 4 Boulder
Pulsar
 1
V-easy 3 Boulder
Blazar
 1
V-easy 3 Boulder
Cosmic Debris
 1
V0- 4- Boulder
Binary Star
 1
V0 4 Boulder
One Small Knob for Climber
 1
V0- 4- Boulder

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Pat on a very rad problem at Mitchell Plateau.
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