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 have been scheduled through the lottery process for User Days as allocated as part of our use permit. Review our User Day Allocations. Here is a direct link to the results of our 2019 internal climbing lottery results for Leavenworth - the course-related trips listed in this document have priority for 2019 scheduling. 

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. No Forest Service Permit needed, but we must file an application.

Contact , Director of Conservation & Advocacy, for user day availability and any other Leavenworth related questions. 

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 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: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, 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



Friction Climbing: Basic - Leavenworth

Climbing Clinic
A full day of top-roped friction instruction and climbing on lovely granite in scenic Leavenworth
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Apr 19
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Skills Mentor Night - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Unit - Trad Leading
Ground practice for placing trad gear
Difficulty: *Varies*
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes Apr 24
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 5 - Single Pitch Practice - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Unit - Trad Leading
This two-day field trip includes trad placements and anchor building, and mock leads on single-pitch
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 9 instructors
Registration closes Apr 27
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 6 - Single Pitch Testing - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Unit - Trad Leading
This two-day field trip includes trad placements and anchor building, and mock leads on single-pitch
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 9 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
Tacoma Branch

Crag Rock Climb - Leavenworth

Climbing Trip
Cragging trip for intermediate climbers who are comfortable breaking up into smaller groups to reduce
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Thu, May 2, 2019 - Sun, May 5, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants
Registration closes Apr 30
Seattle Branch

MAC Climbing and Camping Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Multi-pitch weekend, plus other options like hiking or maybe rafting.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 4, 2019 - Sun, May 5, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor 4 chaperones
Registration closes May 2
Tacoma Branch

Crag Rock Climb - Leavenworth

Climbing Trip
Tree & Stump Routes
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Tue, May 7, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 5 - Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 5 - Rock 2
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, May 10, 2019
Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes May 8
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 5 - Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 5 - Rock 2
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 11, 2019
Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes May 9
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Basic FT 5 - Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 5 - Rock 2
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 12, 2019
Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 10
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 7 - Multi-pitch Practice - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Unit - Trad Leading
Intermediate Field Trip # 7 - Multi-pitch practice
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 18, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants 9 instructors
Registration closes May 16
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Leavenworth

Youth & Climbing Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
A car camping trip with some climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 18, 2019 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Prerequisites
10 participants 2 instructors 3 chaperones
Canceled
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 8 - Multi-pitch Testing - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Unit - Trad Leading
This field trip includes your trad lead test and swinging leads/hanging belays.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 19, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants 10 instructors
Registration closes May 19
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Climbing Skills - Leavenworth

Climbing Clinic
Top rope climbing at Lower Clamshell.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Technical 2, Strenuous 1
Mon, May 20, 2019
Prerequisites
10 participants 3 leaders
Registration opens Apr 22
Seattle Branch

Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your multi pitch skills to the test outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 23
Seattle Branch

Adventure Club - Multipitch Weekend - Leavenworth

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
A weekend of climbing. We will leave the Mountaineers on Friday evening at 6:00pm and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019
Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors 8 chaperones
Registration closes May 29
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 1 instructor
Registration closes Jun 6
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate Rock Field Trip I/Leavenworth
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019
Prerequisites
3 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jun 6
Olympia Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, Jun 9, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jun 6
Seattle Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
Field trip for Beyond Basic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jun 13
Olympia Branch

Intermediate Rock 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Intermediate Rock 1 Field Trip
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration closes Jun 20
Bellingham Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate Rock Field Trip II/Leavenworth
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Prerequisites
3 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jun 20
Olympia Branch
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