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

Internal Climbing & Scrambling Lottery

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • For Leavenworth, please note that our user days in the Icicle and at Castle Rock are not finalized until they are approved by the USFS. Staff will submit all internal lottery results within the USFS permit areas (Icicle and Castle Rock) to the USFS when the annual Outfitter-Guide Rock Lottery happens in March 2022. We plan to hear back from the USFS in late March 2022 with our final allocations for the 2022 climbing season. We will post the final user day allocations at that time.

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
  • 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
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Tacoma Basic FT 9 - Alpine Rock IV - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic FT 9- Test: Climbing Techniques. Practice: Cleaning Pro, Trad Anchor Set-Up, Multi-Pitch Transitions,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 15, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 4 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- Test: Climbing Techniques. Practice: Cleaning Pro, Trad Anchor Set-Up, Multi-Pitch Transitions,
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, May 15, 2022
No Prerequisites
2 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes May 13
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 1 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate - Rock I - Leavenworth
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 21, 2022 - Sun, May 22, 2022
Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closes May 19
Olympia Branch

Mock Multi Pitch - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Practice setting up anchor spots and mock leading, cleaning and efficiently passing gear and rope
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 21, 2022 - Sun, May 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
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 21, 2022 - Sun, May 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes May 19
Foothills Branch

Intermediate Rock Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Olympia Intermediate Rock II Field Trip - Leavenworth
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 4, 2022 - Sun, Jun 5, 2022
Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closes Jun 2
Olympia Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jun 4, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside! Confirmed internal lottery permits for Icicle.
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, Jun 5, 2022
No Prerequisites
3 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend - Leavenworth

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Multi-pitch climbing in Leavenworth for students who have met prerequisites. Students not ready for multi-pitch
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Fri, Jun 17, 2022 - Sun, Jun 19, 2022
No Prerequisites
14 participants 5 instructors 6 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 15
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs

TAC MAC Climbing/Camping Trip - Leavenworth

Youth & Climbing Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Leavenworth climbing weekend with emphasis on multi-pitch climbs
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022
No Prerequisites
14 participants 6 instructors
Registration closes Jun 21
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Rock 2 - Leavenworth

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Intermediate Rock 2
Difficulty: *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 - Sun, Jul 24, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 21
Bellingham Branch
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