Rock Climbing in Careno Crag Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade II, class 5,1
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.

To approach Careno Crag Climb, you follow the Snow Creek trail head for about half an hour to get to the crag base. This rock is one of the largest crags, located in the lower Icicle River Valley. The top elevation of the crag is at 1700 ft/518 m and is suitable for climbing from April to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade II, class 5,1, not suitable for beginners.

It is a solid rock, providing with good quality crack and face climbing in three different routes: the Regular Route, the Corner Route and the Bale-Kramar Route. Most of the routes have bolted climbs and bolted belays equipped for rappelling. Careno Crag Climb is an exciting adventure for rock climbers. Take a 60m rope, rack to three inches and slings with you.

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
20.9mi/33.6km, 26mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W. From downtown of Leavenworth, head west on US highway 2. Right before the road leaves town, watch for a well-signed Icicle River Road on the left hand side. Take the Icicle River Road for 4.3 miles to the Snow Creek parking lot 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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