Ice Climbing in Hubba Hubba Falls Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Long steep sections:
Number of variations to climb
Skill level required:
WI 3-4
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.

It is located on Cashmere Mountain lower slopes, above the Bridge Creek Campground. Once you get there, in order to approach the Falls, you cross the bridge and turn right on a small gated road. Follow this road and after 100 ft/30 m turn on the left.It is a fantastic classic climb with a number of variations to climb.

 The biggest route, is formed by the flow of a small drainage with fat and thick ice, preserved for a long time due to its north facing orientation. The skill level required to climb Hubba Hubba Falls is grade II – III, WI 3-4. The route is vertical with long steep sections, but has available rest spots and good protection.

The length of this climb depends on snow cover and ice conditions. Once you reach the top, you can descent by either rappelling the route down, or walk off to climber’s right. Here you get an amazing ice climbing adventure into the wild nature of Cashmere Mountain. Climbers should take rigid crampons, ice tools and ice protection with them. Always check the weather conditions, before you choose this climb due to high avalanche danger on the area.

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
29mi/46.6km, 44mins
From N Wenatchee Ave drive towards US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W. Turn left on E Leavenworth Rd, left on Icicle Rd and stay on this road until you reach Bridge Creek Campground where you can park your car.
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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