Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

The Sam Hill area consists of 40 acres located outside of Leavenworth containing 12 well-known climbing crags perfect for scramble and climbing practice and home to diverse flora and fauna.

information for leaders

scheduling & permits

This area is managed by Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, and The Mountaineers is under permit for all climbing and scrambling courses at Sam Hill. This process is managed by staff, and permit applications must be submitted to Chelan-Douglas Land Trust at least 2 weeks ahead of the proposed activity. Please notify Amanda Virbitsky at amandav@mountaineers.org if you are planning to schedule a course-related field trip to this area so that she can complete the permit application process.

Please use the Leavenworth route/place if you plan to conduct your activity in other areas of Icicle Canyon.

PARKING

Updated 4/18/17: In the last couple weeks, No Parking signs have appeared at the parking area for the Fridge boulder and Sam Hill climbing area. We are working with the property owner of that pullout, the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery, to resolve the issue. The Hatchery uses the pullout daily when accessing the nearby dam. As we come to a solution very soon that ensures parking availabilty for climbers and hikers, please respect the signage

climbing areas & routes

  • Sam Hill
  • The Underhill
  • Whoopsie Pillar
  • Ski Tracks Crack
  • Fridge Boulder
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing, Scrambling
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
  • Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178
  • USGS Leavenworth
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
No Prerequisites
19 participants 12 instructors
Registration closes Apr 16
Everett Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Sat, May 2, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Students Do Not Register, for Records-only) - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 2 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Sun, May 3, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Scrambling - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
This is the Rock Field Trip Associated with Compressed Alpine Scramble Course
Sat, May 16, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
21 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Apr 19; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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