Within 10 miles of town, you’ll find 50 crags featuring climbs of varied difficulty on clean, solid granite. Outer Space (5.9), Orbit (5.9), and Iconoclast (5.10c) on Snow Creek Wall are multi-pitch routes that climbers from around the country come to tick off. Meanwhile, the walls of Castle Rock, Midnight Rock (Tumwater Canyon), Careno Crag, and Givler’s Dome (Icicle Canyon) house many more of the state’s best climbs. Another amazing climbing destination are the Peshastin Pinnacles. Just a short drive from Leavenworth, the Pinnacles are a 34-acre state park boasting sandstone slabs giving climbers multi-pitch challenges and jaw-dropping views of orchards and the Cascade range.
Rock and Ice Magazine chose Leavenworth as one of the top 10 climbing cities in the U.S. It’s not hard to understand why.