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.

climbing areas & routes

  • Sam Hill
  • The Underhill
  • Whoopsie Pillar
  • Ski Tracks Crack
  • Fridge Boulder

information for leaders

Internal Climbing & Scrambling Lottery

  • The results  for the  2021 Internal Lottery for the Leavenworth Area are final. Please check this document before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling, or that there is no other course that already has priority in the internal lottery for your date(s).
  • 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.

scheduling

  • 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 availability for climbers and hikers, please respect the signs.

  • 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

Mock Multi Pitch - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Practice setting up anchor spots and mock leading, cleaning and efficiently passing gear and rope
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 - Sun, Apr 24, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 14
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports
Resources
Name/Description
Sam Hill Area Topo Map & Waypoints

A topo map of the Sam Hill climbing area in Leavenworth. The map shows parking and approximate area boundaries. It includes a list of waypoint values in NAD83 and decimal lat/lon that are plotted on the map.

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