Rock Climbing in Colchuck Peak: Colchuck Glacier Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade I, class 2-3
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). The skill required for this climb is grade I, class 2-3.

It is possible for a climber to approach and climb Colchuck Glacier in one day, but it is more of an adventure to spend the night over. Colchuck Glacier Climb is a popular destination for rock climbers because it offers a steep glacier climb, with huge rock walls rising in front of you. 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.

Colchuck Glacier Climb is an amazing and rewarding experience for rock climbers. You will need a map and a compass, a 196 ft/60 m rope, low temperatures camping gear, 2 ice tools, and crampons.

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
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.
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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