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Colchuck Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,705'
Location: 47.4765, -120.8472 View Map  Incorrect?
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Colchuck Peak in winter conditions.


A spectacular granitic peak flanked on the north side with a small glacier above Colchuck Lake. There are numerous routes that run the gamut from a moderate glacier walk up/scramble, to rock and moderate snow and ice.

Getting There 

From Leavenworth Drive up Icicle Road to the Bridge Creek Campground and take a left. Follow the bridge over Icicle Creek and continue to the end of Mountaineer Creek Road (parking pass required). From the trailhead head up the trail for about 2.5 miles to a fork in the trail. Take the left fork (the right side leads to Stuart lake) and cross the bridge over Mountaineer Creek. From here the trail veers right for a hundred yards or so before switchbacking up through the trees to Colchuck Lake. The trail circumnavigates the lake on the right (west) side.

-Approximately 5 miles and 2200ft from TH to lake.

In the winter Mountaineer Creek road is closed adding 3 miles and nearly 1000ft to the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Stuart-Enchantments area.

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Colchuck Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Colchuck Peak:
North Buttress Couloir   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine   
Northeast Couloir        Alpine, 1500'   
Colchuck Glacier   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Easy Snow     Snow, Alpine, 3100'   
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Featured Route For Colchuck Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the start of NBC.

North Buttress Couloir Steep Snow  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Colchuck Peak
A perfect introduction to steep snow and easy mixed climbing. As soon as the trailhead opens this thing is usually in condition. Many climbers go fast and light using very little gear; However it can also be done as a fully protected climb using some rock gear, pickets and screws. With amazing views of the Stuart Range, this thing should qualify for any climbers tick list....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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