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Mountain Climbing in Colchuck Peak Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
8705ft/2653m
Best climbing time:
May to June
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.

Colchuck Peak is a prominent granite rock at the Eastern end of the Stuart Range. The top elevation of the peak is at 8705 ft/2653 m and is suitable for climbing from May to June. The trail leading to the peak is 13 mi/20 km long (out and back).

It is possible for a climber, to approach and climb Colchuck Peak in one day, but it is more of an adventure to spend the night over. The Western summit is rocky and steep and is the highest of all. There is a lot of rock solid ice when climbing the mountain and once you reach the top, you can admire breathtaking views of the Enchantment Peaks and Colchuck Lake.

If you want to climb Colchuck Col later than June, make sure you are competent with crampons. Colchuck Peak Climb is an amazing and rewarding experience for mountain climbers. You will need a map and a compass, low temperatures camping gear, 2 ice tools, and crampons.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
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
30.2mi/48.6km, 48mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W. Turn left on E Leavenworth Rd, left on Icicle Rd, right again to remain on Icicle Rd and make an open left turn on NF-112 for 9.2 miles to Bridge Creek Campground. Drive across the bridge on Mountaineer Creek Road for another 3.5 miles to the Stuart Lake Trailhead.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

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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