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

Please note that although this area is not Okanagon Wenatchee Forest Service land and does not count towards our user days in Icicle Creek Canyon, please contact our Member Services Team if you plan to use the Sam Hill area for a course. She will prepare the necessary application to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, an Access Fund/Trust for Public Land acquisition and the managing jurisdiction, on your behalf.

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


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.
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
  • Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178
  • USGS Leavenworth

Upcoming Activities

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 18, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes May 16
Seattle Branch
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