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Clem's Holler Area Rock Climbing 

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Clem's Holler and the surrounding crags (Puzzle Palace, Nut House, Special Spot, Retardant Rock) offer a wide variety of climbs. Most of the climbs are single pitch, though some multi-pitch options exist. Most climbs require some supplemental gear, though there are also some nice purely bolted climbs. Most of the crags face south and have lots of sun exposure.

Getting There 

To find the Clem's Holler area, drive about 0.5 miles west out of Leavenworth. Park in a pullout on the south side of the road, across from a "Deer for 7 miles" sign on the north side. The approach trail begins about 100 yards up from the pullout on the north side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Clem's Holler Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Clem's Holler Area:
Gun Rack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   Clem's Holler
Opening Ceremonies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 100'   Special Spot
Nettlesome   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 175'   Clem's Holler
Playin' Possum   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 240'   Clem's Holler
The Javelin   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Special Spot
Perplexus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 100'   Puzzle Palace
Rubik's Cube   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Puzzle Palace
Perils of Pauline   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Clem's Holler
Halcyon Daze   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   Nut House
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By Drederek
Jun 30, 2008
There are three routes between clems and the nut house, anyone care to share info? I thought a 9 and 2 10a's and liked the rightmost.
By Thad Arnold
From: Oregon
May 23, 2013
Correction on the approach beta: the trail heads up about 100ft from the parking, not 100 yards.
By Ryan Nelling
May 12, 2016
The approach is steep but worth the while. Each of the crags has one or more worthwhile routes of the sport and trad variety, especially in the 5.10 range.

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