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Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

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Peshastin Pinnacles State Park Rock Climbing 

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Peshastin Pinnacles is a group of sandstone towers and slabs an a hillside over looking the beautiful orchards of the Wenatchee River Valley, east of Leavenworth.
This park is closed in Winter.
There are some cracks, but most of the climbing is on slabs.
Check Park Rules at the kiosk, at the picnic area.
This area can get pretty hot during the summer months.

Getting There 

This area is located just west of Cashmere. Take North Dryden Road to the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Central-East Cascades, Wenatchee, & Leavenworth area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Peshastin Pinnacles State Park:
West Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Grand Central Tower : Grand Central Tower-Southea...
Potholes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Dinosaur Tower : Dinosaur Tower-West Side
Lightning Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Grand Central Tower : Grand Central Tower-Southea...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Alexis rapping the first pitch of Potholes

Potholes 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Dinosaur Tower-West Side
p1-climb the short slot through rounded buckets over a short bulge to chain anchorsp2-climb up and left over a tricky bulge into a slot/chimney and stem up to the anchors (two fixe bolts)rapp the route...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Peshastin Pinnacles. Photo by Todd Gordon.
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By DrApnea
From: Wenatchee, WA
Dec 26, 2013
Good information on Peshastin located at:

Pictures of the area, some route topos, etc.
By Daniel Bookless
From: Portland, OR
May 30, 2016
This place has the aesthetics, and a moderately drier climate than Icicle or Tumwater, however, I would say stick to the Amazing Granite that Leavenworth offers. The sandstone here is crumbly and disconcerting.
By hummerchine
Jul 11, 2016
Wanna hear something funny?

Just about everyone I know seems to think I like everything.


Except for Peshatstin Pinncles. This place is a steaming pile. I mean, yes it's pretty and the hike is nice. The climbing, however...

For starters, as I've always said the sandstone here is more sand than stone. I don't trust gear of any kind...including the bolts in sand. The first bolt on pretty much all the routes is up way to high.

I went here years ago with my sone thinking I'd find something fun to climb...we went to each cliff and even my young boy was commenting about how you'd have to be a daredevil to climb here.

So crappy climbing on crappy sand...with crappy protection.

What's not to dislike?

I give this place negative 5 stars. Which is truly a shame, since it's close to my home.