Ice Climbing in Champagne Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Two steep sections:
Good quality ice
Skill level required:
Grade WI5
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.

Champagne Climb is located in the Banks Lake area, North of the town of Soap Lake. Once you park your car at the Blue Lake Fire Station, you will walk to the west and you will see the amazing frozen waterfall. There are two steep sections on this climb.

The first one is 196 ft/60 m high and leads to a knock off. You walk up the creek to start the easier 110 ft/33 m section. The skill level required to climb Champagne Fall is grade WI5. The route is vertical with good quality ice and good protection.

Once you reach the top, walk off to climber’s right, down climb through the cliff and rappel down. Champagne Falls is an exciting climb adventure for ice climbing enthusiasts. Climbers should take a 196 ft/60 m rope and eight to ten screws with them. Always check the weather conditions before you choose this climb.

How to Get to Destination

145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
71.9mi/115.7km, 1hour and 21mins
From N Wenatchee Ave drive towards N Dunkan Rd, enter US-2 E/US-97 N, turn left to remain on the same road, continue straight on US-2 E, turn right on W Locust St, take the first left turn on N Chelan Ave, take the second right turn on E Poplar Str and turn left on WA-17 S until you find the Blue Lake Fire Station parking lot.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.


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