Rock Climbing in The Flagpole: Becky-Schoening 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.

Flagpole climb is located in Stewart Range, in the area of the famous Enchantment Lakes. It is a remote rock, with top elevation at 7900 ft/2407 m, suitable for rock climbing from May to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,7. It is an unusual climb on a sharp section and finishes with a bolt ladder.

Once you reach the top, the summit is spectacular, offering amazing views of the Enchantment Lakes and the surrounding summits. Becky-Schoening Route is not a very popular destination for rock climbers but it is definitely a very rewarding one. Take a map and a compass, ice axe and crampons, a small rack, aiders and loops with you.