Rock Climbing in Mount Temple Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade II+, class 5.6
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 Mount Temple route, which is located at Temple Ridge, you follow the Snow Creek Trail. It is a great climb, combined with hiking and camping because you need between two and three days to approach, climb and return to Snow Creek parking lot. The top elevation of the rock is at 8292 ft/2527 m and is suitable for climbing from May to October.

The skill level required for this climb is grade II+, class 5,6 not suitable for beginners due to the overall hard to reach, center of the Enchantments. This granite rock offers a two pitch climb, in one of the most breathtaking scenery of the Cascade Mountains. Once you reach the top, the view of the Enchantment Peaks, is amazing. If you visit Mount Temple Route in early season, you will need an ice axe. Take a 196 ft/60 m rope and a small rack with you.