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Stuart-Enchantments Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Early season, Base of The Mole.


This is the high-country area around Mt. Stuart and the Enchantment-Lakes region. The rock is granite, the setting alpine.

Getting There 

Several approaches are possible. One follows Icicle Creek road to the Stuart Lake trailhead. Another way is by hiking the trail to Snow Creek Wall, and continuing up past Snow Lakes. Finally, one can approach from Cle Elum.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

50 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stuart-Enchantments

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stuart-Enchantments:
North Buttress Couloir   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine   Colchuck Peak
Triple Couloirs   WI3 M3 R     Mixed, Ice, 20 pitches, 2500'   Dragontail Peak
Ingalls Peak, South Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Ingalls Peak
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   Mt Stuart
Gerber-Sink   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3+ M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 10 pitches, 2000'   Dragontail Peak
Ingalls Peak, East Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   Ingalls Peak
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Prusik Peak
Serpentine Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 13 pitches, 2000'   Dragontail Peak
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 1200'   Mt Stuart
Backbone Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   Dragontail Peak
South Face Beckey-Davis Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 650'   Prusik Peak
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 2000'   Mt Stuart
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Prusik Peak
The Valkyrie   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'   Aasgard Pass
Acid Baby   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   Aasgard Pass
Solid Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'   Prusik Peak
The Scoop   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Colchuck Balanced Rock
Der Sportsman   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Prusik Peak
West Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 9 pitches   Colchuck Balanced Rock
Let it Burn   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 1200'   Colchuck Balanced Rock
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Featured Route For Stuart-Enchantments
Rock Climbing Photo: Evan leads into the start of the Scoop pitch

The Scoop 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Colchuck Balanced Rock
Pitch 1 (5.9): a bouldery move off the ground leads to easier terrain, belay below a small rotting tree. (~100 ft.)Pitch 2 (5.10a): move into a grove where tough moves take you out and right where the climbing eases. (~100 ft.)Pitch 3 (5.10a): fun climbing moves up into a dihedral and the crux of the pitch. A short slab section leads to "Launch Ledge". Move the belay to the left about 30 feet before starting pitch 4.(~100 ft.)Pitch 4 (5.11c): "The Scoop" pitch begins with a nice crack leading in...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Prussik Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Prussik Peak. Photo by Blitzo.

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