Leavenworth Washington Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing

Climbing Leavenworth is one of the most popular activities for visitors and locals to take part in due to the well-known, high quality granite that makes up most of the surrounding mountain faces.

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  • A great place to attempt several different Leavenworth rock climbing feats is at Peshastin Pinnacles 
  • Head on over to Snow Creek Wall to experience the most popular and most difficult climbs in the area 
  • Scramble up Sauer Mountain for great views, fresh wildflowers, and exercise

Where can I go climbing?

Picking a good location for Leavenworth climbing can be intimidating because of the numerous options. Our compiled list gives you a glimpse of the best climbs offered.

Snow Creek Wall
Home to some of the best and most popular climbs in the area. 

  • Type of Climbing: sport climbing 
  • Difficulty: 5.6-5.12 
  • Location: On northeast side of Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Take Icicle River Road 4.3 miles to Snow Creek parking on left

Peshastin Pinnacles
A smaller state park dedicated to climbing, scrambling, and walking. 

  • Type of Climbing: sport climbing on sandstone 
  • Difficulty: 5.5-5.10 
  • Location: Take US HWY 2 east, turn left on N Dryden Road, follow signs to park

Orbit Climb
This multi-pitch route is one of the most overlooked climbs in the area. It’s as good as the more popular Outer Space but is not as crowded. 

  • Type of Climbing: trad climbing 
  • Difficulty: 5.8 
  • Location: Located in the Snow Creek Wall climbing area.

Where can I go mountaineering?

Suaer Mountain
It’s the quick ascent over a short distance that makes this hike a kicker. During the summer months you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of local wildflowers.

  • Trailhead: Take US HWY 2 east to milepost 103.7. At traffic light leading into Peshastin turn right onto Main Street and follow over the Wenatchee River. After about .3 miles turn left (immediately after going under the railroad). Continue on until turning right onto Anderson Canyon Road. Stay left at fork, follow until the road ends where you will find the trailhead. 
  • Distance: 5.5 miles roundtrip 
  • Elevation:1,800 vertical feet in 2.5 miles 
  • Difficulty: moderate

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