Leavenworth & Peshastin

The Peshastin Pinnacles

Peshastin Pinnacles, located along Highway 2 past Leavenworth is a great place to climb when it's raining in the Icicle Creek Canyon.  That is exactly what was happening on the day in the picture above.  The rock is sandstone and is very different from the usual hard rock.  A true bolters paradise! Though there are some good gear routes, more are bolted slabby routes.  A great route to do is a two pitcher called Pot Holes.  Some good exposure and interesting 5.7/5.8 climbing makes this route a classic of the area.  The tunnel route on orchard rock is a fun 5.6 as well.

Leading the first pitch of Pot Holes

Some routes I've done at Peshastin are:

Potholes - 5.8,  Tunnel Route - 5.6,  The gully - 5.3,  All the climbs of Martian Slabs 5.6-5.11a,  Sunshine slab 5.7, Windward Direct - 5.8, Diagonal Bypass - 5.4

Icicle Creek Canyon

Emily leading on Mountaineer's Dome

Mountaineer's Dome is an easy target for climbing seeing as it is one of the first crags of the canyon, and its close proximity to the road.  There are a few good cracks running from 5.0 to about 5.9 or so.

Another great climb in the canyon is past 8-mile camp at 8-mile rock.  Classic Crack, solid 5.9, is the best jam crack I've found yet! It's somewhat short, but very sweet.

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