Rock Climbing in Prusik Peak: West Ridge Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade III, class 5,7
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.

Prusik Peak is located at the Stuart Range of the Cascades and is one of the most amazing peaks of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is considered to be a classic alpine rock climb in Washington State. The West Ridge Route is famous for its alpine scenery and the easy summit route.

The top elevation of the mountain is at 8000 ft/2438 m and is suitable for climbing from April to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,7. It can be combined with a two or three day adventure, as part of a tour of the Enchantment Lakes. Climbers can reach the peak in one day but a very good physical condition is essential.

West Ridge Route is a granite solid rock with five pitches, offering one of the best and most rewarding climbs on the Cascades. Once you reach the top, the view of the Enchantment Peaks and the Alpine Lakes, is amazing. If you visit Prusik Peak in early season, you will need an ice axe. Take a 196 ft/60 m rope and a small rack 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
32.3mi/52km, 59mins
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, left on NF-7600 and make an open right turn on NF-7601 until you reach a large parking lot and the 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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