Leavenworth

Poison Ivy Crack

Shirley leading Poison Ivy Crack (5.9) with Haydar belaying. Photo credit: Martin Cash. Short but sweet route - good times. May 14, 2006.

A mix of single and multi-pitch climbing on beautiful granite. We’ve done a few outings there since 2004, including one to Peshastin Pinnacles (sandstone crags; never really had the itch to go back to that place though). After knocking off a couple of moderate (easy I guess) classics in Snow Creek Wall and Castle Rock, it seems as though we spend a good deal of our time looking around for the crags vs. climbing…Still have some ideas of what we’d love to do there but first, we’d need to be stronger 🙂 There’s some overlap with the Alpine Lakes Wilderness page here.

Trip Reports Chronologically

Outer Space (Snow Creek Wall)

Shirley enjoying the final hand jams on pitch 5 of Outer Space (July 4, 2005).

  • Regular Route On Careno” (July 2012)
  • Outer Space With Friends” (June 2012)
  • “Leavenworth With Friends” (July 2011)
  • Cocaine Crack (Again)” (June 2008)
  • Crack Of Doom (June 2008)
  • Heart Of Gold (May 2006)
  • Damnation Crack And Angel (April 2006)
  • “Martin’s Birthday Weekend” (April 2006)
  • Cocaine Crack And Vantage” (March 2006)
  • Outer Space (July 2005)
  • Midway With Family” (August 2004)
  • “Baker Slog” (June 2004)
  • The Fault And Catapult (June 2004)
  • Remorse (May 2004)
  • Orbit TR” (May 2004)
  • Midway And Givlers Crack (May 2004)
  • Cocaine Connection And R & D (May 2004)
  • Listing By Route

    A-D

    Remorse (Snow Creek Wall)

    Beginning the lead of P3 of Remorse (Variation; May 22, 2004).

  • Angel (5.10-)
  • Canary (5.8+)
  • Canary (5.8+)
  • Catapult (5.8)
  • Classic Crack (5.8+)
  • Classic Crack (5.8+)
  • Cocaine Connection (5.7)
  • Cocaine Crack (5.10a)
  • Cocaine Crack (5.10a)
  • Crack Of Doom (5.10b)
  • Damnation Crack (5.9)
  • Deception Crack (5.9)
  • Dogleg Crack (5.8)
  • G-T

    Outer Space (Snow Creek Wall)

    The perfect hand sized splitter high on pitch 5 of Outer Space (July 2005).

  • Givler’s Crack (5.8)
  • Heart Of Gold (5.10a)
  • Lightning Bolt Crack (5.8)
  • Meat Grinder (5.10a)
  • Midway (5.6)
  • Midway (5.6)
  • Orbit (5.8+)
  • Outer Space (5.9)
  • Outer Space (5.9)
  • Poison Ivy Crack (5.9)
  • R & D (5.6)
  • Remorse (Variation; 5.8)
  • Saints (5.8+)
  • The Fault (5.6)
  • The Good Times!

    Outer Space

    Post climb beers (courtesy of Marcelo) at the Snow Lakes Trailhead (June 2012).


    Mountaineers Dome

    Clay, Alyssa, Shirley and Blondie (all busy looking good) at the base of the Mountaineers Dome in Leavenworth (July 2011).