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.

** 6/1/2021 - Mountaineers Dome Parking **

Mountaineers Dome is located on Forest Service property, and climbing access is legal. However, there is a conflict about the parking area. In fall 2019, a nearby landowner began posting "No Parking" signs and placing pamphlets on parked vehicles stating that vehicles would be towed. The Mountaineers and our partners at Leavenworth Mountain Association (LMA), Washington Climbers Coalition, and Access Fund have looked into the situation, and according to Chelan County, the parking area for Mountaineers Dome is on a county right of way and is a legal parking area. The landowner has legitimate complaints, such as members of the public trespassing through their private property down to the river and leaving litter. The Mountaineers and LMA encourage climbers to be respectful and avoid confrontation with all landowners in the Icicle, including this one. If you experience any confrontation or threats from the landowner, please call the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office at 509-667-6851.

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
  • 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 by choosing an alternate title title to ensure we don't have more than one group at the same area at the same time. Please let us know if we need to add any alternate titles by using our Route/Place Updates, Images & Resources Form.
  • Please use the Sam Hill (Leavenworth) route/place if you plan to conduct your activity there. 

Internal Climbing & Scrambling Lottery

  • The 2022 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results are now final. Please select the Leavenworth tab to view the results for this location. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2022, please check this spreadsheet before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling and that there is no other course that already has priority.
    • Mountaineers user days in the Icicle and at Castle Rock for 2022 are finalized with the USFS and noted on the Leavenworth tab of the 2022 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results.
  • The 2023 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results are now final. Please select the Leavenworth tab to view the results for this location. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2023, please check this spreadsheet before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling and that there is no other course that already has priority.
    • Please note that our user days in the Icicle and at Castle Rock for 2023 are not finalized until after the USFS Rock Lottery in March 2023! We will update the results once our use is finalized with the USFS.

Climbing Areas & Routes

  • Alphabet Rock*
  • Barney's Rubble
  • Bruce's Boulder**
  • Castle Rock
  • Clamshell Cave
  • Clems Holler*
  • Drip Wall*
  • February Buttress*
  • Givler's Dome/Givler's Crack
  • Little Italy (Bambino)
  • Midnight Rock
  • Mountaineers Dome
  • Parasol*
  • Pearly Gates
  • Playground Point
  • Puzzle Palace*
  • Rattlesnake Rock*
  • R&D
  • Roto Wall**
  • Tree Route
  • Trundle Dome

*Crag located outside of permit area 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

Winter/Mixed Climbing Field Trip with Bivy - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Winter/Mixed Climbing
Practice climbing moderate ice, drytooling, and participate in a simulated unplanned bivy
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jan 28, 2023 - Sun, Jan 29, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Jan 27
Everett Branch

Single Pitch Leading 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Trad
Leading single pitch routes on the sharp end of the rope
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 - Sun, Mar 26, 2023
No Prerequisites
1 participant 5 instructors
Registration closes Feb 23
Foothills Branch

Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Rock TWO - Leavenworth

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Rock TWO
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
Prerequisites
32 participants 8 instructors
Registration opens Dec 2; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Leading on Rock 1, Everett Intermediate Climbing Course - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading On Rock
At LOR1 students will build their first climbing protection systems from the ground up while
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 9, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 7
Everett Branch

Tacoma Intermediate Rock - FT 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Module
This two-day field trip includes trad placements and anchor building, and mock leads on single-pitch
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 - Sun, Apr 16, 2023
Prerequisites
12 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Dec 5; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Basic Climbing - Rock 2 Field Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Everett Basic Climbing Course Rock 2 Field Trip (Alphabet Rock, Barney's Rubble, Lower Clamshell, and
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 22, 2023 - Sun, Apr 23, 2023
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 20
Everett Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A
Put your multi pitch skills into practice outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and mock
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 29, 2023 - Sun, Apr 30, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Rock Climbing overnight session. Get experience on real rock. This will be a 1 day
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 29, 2023 - Sun, Apr 30, 2023
No Prerequisites
5 participants 6 instructors
Registration closes Apr 27
Foothills Branch

Multipitch 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Trad
First weekend practice leading multipitch routes
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 6, 2023 - Sun, May 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
1 participant 5 instructors
Registration closes May 4
Foothills Branch

TAC MAC Climbing/Camping Trip - Leavenworth

Youth Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Multi-pitch and trad leading weekend, with car camping
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 6, 2023 - Sun, May 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
14 participants 2 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration closes May 4
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Intermediate Rock - FT 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Module
Multi-pitch climbing, swinging leads, hanging belays
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 13, 2023 - Sun, May 14, 2023
Prerequisites
12 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Dec 5; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 13, 2023
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 14, 2023
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Camping & Climbing Trip - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join us for a weekend of climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, May 19, 2023 - Sun, May 21, 2023
Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor 1 chaperone
Registration closes May 17
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

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 20, 2023 - Sun, May 21, 2023
No Prerequisites
1 participant 5 instructors
Registration closes May 18
Foothills Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B
Put your multi pitch skills into practice outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and mock
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 20, 2023 - Sun, May 21, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 27, 2023
No Prerequisites
4 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 28, 2023
No Prerequisites
4 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock Course - Kitsap - 2023
A field trip to Castle Rock - Sabre route - in Leavenworth for a lead
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 3, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jun 1
Kitsap Branch

Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad C
Put your multi pitch skills into practice outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and mock
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 3, 2023 - Sun, Jun 4, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Dec 31; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Leaveworth: Alphabet Rock
  • Leaveworth: Barney's Rubble
  • Leaveworth: Bruce's Boulder
  • Leaveworth: Castle Rock
  • Leaveworth: Clamshell Cave
  • Leaveworth: Clems Holler
  • Leaveworth: Drip Wall
  • Leaveworth: February Buttress
  • Leaveworth: Givler's Dome/Givler's Crack
  • Leaveworth: Little Italy (Bambino)
  • Leaveworth: Midnight Rock
  • Leaveworth: Mountaineers Dome
  • Leaveworth: Parasol
  • Leaveworth: Pearly Gates
  • Leaveworth: Playground Point
  • Leaveworth: Puzzle Palace
  • Leaveworth: R&D
  • Leaveworth: Rattlesnake Rock
  • Leaveworth: Roto Wall
  • Leaveworth: Tree Route
  • Leaveworth: Trundle Dome
Resources

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