Rock Climbing in Snow Creek Wall: Orbit Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade III, class 5,9
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.

Snow Creek Wall is located outside Leavenworth Town, half an hour away from Webatchee. In order to approach the Outer Space Route, you park your car in the Snow Lake parking lot and start hiking towards the wall, for approximately one hour.

This climb is considered to be one of the best crag climbing areas of the Cascades. The top elevation of the rock is at 3900 ft/1188 m and is suitable for climbing from April to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,9, not suitable for beginners. Snow Creek offers a variety of climbs, including face and crack climbing.

Orbit Route hosts seven pitches with low angle ramps, large and small ledges, thin finger cracks and so much more.Once you reach the top, you will meet with a large population of curious mountain goats. Snow Creek Wall is an exciting adventure for rock climbing enthusiasts. Take a 196 ft/60 m rope, stoppers 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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