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