Snow Creek Wall

Climb Outer Space (5.9), Orbit (5.8+) or White Slabs (5.7) on the popular Snow Creek Wall in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth.

Getting There

From US-2 in Leavenworth, drive the Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 26) ~4.3 miles to the Snow Lakes Trailhead (1,300 ft).


Hike the Snow Lakes Trail 2 miles to 3,200 ft. At this point, the trails begins to follow the Snow Creek. Find  and follow the climbers path to the base of Snow Creek Wall.


Outer Space

  • Grade III, 5.9
  • Six pitches
  • Medium rack to 3.5 inches


  • Grade III, 5.8+
  • Seven pitches
  • Medium rack to 2.5 inches

White Slabs

  • Grade II, 5.7
  • Four pitches


Follow the climbers descent trail from the summit back to the base


  • Climb midweek to avoid the weekend crowds.



All our fee-based course field trips and clinics are required to secure a permit with the USFS for this location. The USFS issues a maximum of 4 permits per day on weekdays only. Weekend field trips and clinics are not permitted. Please contact with any questions and to secure your permit with the USFS.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 4,160 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
  • USGS Leavenworth
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  • Snow Creek Wall/Outer Space
  • Snow Creek Wall/Orbit
  • Snow Creek Wall/White Slabs
  • Snow Creek Wall/Champagne
  • Snow Creek Wall/Satellite

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