Leavenworth

A rock climber's playground and training facility! Enjoy crag climbing along Icicle Creek and in Tumwater Canyon, both just outside of Leavenworth on Highway 2.

** 4/22/18 - PLEASE DO NOT USE ROTO WALL OR BRUCE'S BOULDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **

Both Bruce's Boulder and Roto Wall are located on private property, and the property owner has requested that organized groups do not use the property. Since we do not have permission from the property owner to use these areas for our courses or activities, we must not use it for anything Mountaineers-related.

Information for leaders

scheduling & permits

All our fee-based course field trips and seminars on U.S. Forest Service Land must be scheduled through the lottery process for User Days as allocated as part of our use permit. Review our past User Day Allocations

Leaders should be prepared to show our permit to any rangers who ask. Leaders should also read and become familiar with the district's Outfitter's Pocket Guide

Here is a direct link to the results of the 2021 Internal Lottery for the Leavenworth Area. The course-related trips listed in this document have priority for 2021 scheduling. User days associated with trips in USFS-managed areas (Icicle, Castle Rock) have been finalized for the 2021 season.

Mountaineers activities on U.S. Forest Service land near Leavenworth must meet the Forest Service group size standards. Rock climbing groups in the Icicle Canyon or Castle Rock should not exceed 15 (students and instructors) at any one crag. Please limit total group size on private land to 15 as well. 

Leaders, please identify the climbing area you plan to use for your trip in the summary section of your activity to ensure we don't have more than one group at the same area. 

Please use the Sam Hill (Leavenworth route/place if you plan to conduct your activity there. 

Climbing Areas & Routes

  • Alphabet Rock*
  • Barney's Rubble
  • Bruce's Boulder**
  • Castle Rock
  • Clamshell Cave
  • Givler's Dome/Givler's Crack
  • Midnight Rock
  • Mountaineers Dome
  • Playground Point
  • R&D
  • Roto Wall**
  • Tree Route
  • Trundle Dome

*Crag located on private property which means no permit needed but Mountaineers party size norms still apply.

**4/22/18 - PLEASE DO NOT USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Both Bruce's Boulder and Roto Wall are located on private property, and the property owner has requested that organized groups do not use the property. Since we do not have permission from the property owner to use these areas for our courses or activities, we must not use it for anything Mountaineers-related.

Notes

  • Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
  • Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Rock Practice for Wallace SIG, but open to anyone with technical rock training, even non-Mountaineers
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 15, 2021 - Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed May 13
Seattle Branch

Seattle Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
[MOUNTAIN GOAT + PIKA PODS] Phase 3 trip for Explorers. A weekend trip of camping
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 15, 2021 - Sun, May 16, 2021
Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor 1 chaperone
Registration closed Apr 29
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading on Rock
A field trip to Leavenworth to practice multi-pitch climbing.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 15, 2021
Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closed May 13
Kitsap Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 9 - Alpine Rock IV - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic FT 9- Alpine Rock IV - Test: Rappelling, Climbing Techniques. Practice: Cleaning Pro,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 15, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed May 13
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 9 - Alpine Rock IV - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic FT 9- Alpine Rock IV - Test: Rappelling, Climbing Techniques. Practice: Cleaning Pro,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 15, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed May 13
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 9 - Alpine Rock IV - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic FT 9- Alpine Rock IV - Test: Rappelling, Climbing Techniques. Practice: Cleaning Pro,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed May 14
Tacoma Branch

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - KD's SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed May 6
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate Rock Field Trip I - Leavenworth
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sun, May 23, 2021
Prerequisites
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 20
Olympia Branch

Friction Climbing: Basic - Leavenworth

Climbing Clinic
A full day of top-roped friction instruction and climbing on lovely granite slabs in scenic
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 22, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 leader
Registration closes May 21
Seattle Branch

Multipitch 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Trad
Second weekend of leading multipitch routes
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sun, May 23, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 20
Foothills Branch

TAC MAC Climbing/Camping Trip - Leavenworth

Youth Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Practice our climbing and rope skills, with car camping
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sun, May 23, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor 1 chaperone
Registration closed Apr 29
Tacoma Branch

Friction Climbing: Basic - Leavenworth

Climbing Clinic
A full day of top-roped friction instruction and climbing on lovely granite slabs in scenic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 23, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 leader
Registration closes May 21
Seattle Branch

Tacoma Explorers Climbing - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
Tacoma Explorers Climbing
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 29, 2021
Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes May 27
Tacoma Branch

TAC PAT- Youth Activity - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
A monthly activity that allows the Tacoma Pathfinders to practice new skills.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 29, 2021
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes May 20
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Intermediate Rock - FT 3 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Module
Learning Objectives: Practice the fundamentals of multi-pitch climbing and belaying on 5th class rock to
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 5, 2021 - Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 3
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate Rock Field Trip II - Leavenworth
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 5, 2021 - Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 20
Olympia Branch

Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Multi-pitch climbing in Leavenworth. Students not ready for multi-pitch will have the option of single-pitch
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 - Sun, Jun 20, 2021
Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor 2 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 16
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock
We will begin mock leading as well as have the opportunity to practice crack climbing,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - Sun, Jun 20, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 2 instructors
Canceled
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock
We will begin mock leading as well as have the opportunity to practice crack climbing,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - Sun, Jun 20, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Sep 16
Seattle Branch

Traditional Climbing Course - Field Trip #1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Traditional Climbing Course
This field trip two groups will begin working on building and cleaning anchors and gear
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - Sun, Jun 20, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 17
Olympia Branch
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