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Icicle Creek Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

576 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',42],['3 Stars',199],['2 Stars',238],['1 Star',87],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',30],['5.7',47],['5.8',63],['5.9',66],['5.10',120],['5.11',25],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',55],['V2-3',23],['V4-5',42],['V6-7',29],['V8-9',23],['V10-11',3],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Icicle Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Icicle Creek:
Breadline   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders
The Hueco Route   V1 5     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
Sunny and Steep   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders
Drugstore Cowboy   V3 6A     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
The Pocket   V4 6B PG13     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Mad Meadows
The Real Thing   V4 6B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders
The Fridge Center   V4 6B     Boulder   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Fridge
The Fridge Arete   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 15'   ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Fridge
R & D   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Icicle Buttress and Bob's W... : Icicle Buttress
Givler's Crack   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   Givler's Dome
No Room For Squares   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Snow Creek Area : Pearly Gates
Orbit   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Classic Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Eight Mile Area : Eight-Mile Rock
Dogleg Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Alphabet Rock
Cloud Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Snow Creek Area : Pearly Gates
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Celestial Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Snow Creek Area : Pearly Gates
Meat Grinder   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Alphabet Rock
Condorphamine Addiction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 675'   Condor Buttress
Hyperspace   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
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WAS V8 7B  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : WAS
WAS is without a doubt one of the finest V8s in Leavenworth. It's tall enough to make you aware of the height, but not so tall that a fall from the lip is overly dangerous. All the same, it's intimidating at the crux.Start by smear-jumping your way up to the giant hueco, then move out left and up the arete before reaching the crux topout moves. Although the height keeps you on your toes (or heels, as the case may be...) don't be afraid to let yourself fly....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Icicle Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mornings like these
Mornings like these
Rock Climbing Photo: Colchuck Lake reflections
Colchuck Lake reflections
Rock Climbing Photo: Icicle Creek-fall 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Icicle Creek-fall 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying his brat a little too much...
Enjoying his brat a little too much...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
Mountain goat near Aasgard Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Iceberg near Prusik Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Looking down to the lower Snow Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Awsome Canyon, made me feel right at home.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clouds moving in down Icicle Canyon
Clouds moving in down Icicle Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Beautiful view from the Pearly Gates
Rock Climbing Photo: Great day down Icicle Canyon
Great day down Icicle Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Late evening view from under Givler's Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the Black Pyramid from the uper Rat Creek dra...
BETA PHOTO: Near the Black Pyramid from the uper Rat Creek dra...

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