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

Crag Rock Climb - Leavenworth

Climbing Trip
Groundhog's Day and maybe more
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Apr 14
Seattle 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 17, 2021 - Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 15
Tacoma Branch

Multipitch 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Trad
First weekend practice leading multipitch routes
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, Apr 23, 2021 - Sat, Apr 24, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 22
Foothills Branch

Basic Climbing - Rock 2 Field Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Basic Climbing Course Rock 2 Field Trip
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 - Sun, Apr 25, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 3 instructors on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 22
Everett Branch

Tacoma Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
A car camping trip with some climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 1, 2021 - Sun, May 2, 2021
Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Apr 29
Tacoma Branch

TAC PAT - Activity - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Monthly field trips that enable Pathfinders to practice newly learned skills.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 1, 2021 - Sun, May 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Apr 29
Tacoma 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: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 1, 2021 - Sun, May 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 29
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Rock Climbing overnight session. Get experience on real rock
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 1, 2021 - Sun, May 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 29
Foothills Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Chu/Themer SIG.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 26
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock
Put your lead skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 8, 2021 - Sun, May 9, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes May 6
Seattle Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Camping & Climbing Trip - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
[SALMON + ORCA PODS] Phase 3 trip for Jr. MAC. A weekend trip of camping
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 8, 2021 - Sun, May 9, 2021
Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors 4 chaperones
Registration closes Apr 29
Seattle 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
Fri, May 14, 2021
No Prerequisites
4 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 12
Tacoma Branch

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 2 instructors
Registration closes 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
4 participants 0 instructors 3 chaperones
Registration closes 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
1 participant on waitlist 3 instructors
Registration closes 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
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes 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
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes May 13
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading on Rock
A field trip to the Castle Rock climbing area in Tumwater Canyon where you will
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 16, 2021
Prerequisites
3 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes May 14
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
Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 14
Tacoma 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 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes May 20
Olympia Branch
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