Guided Rock Climbing at Leavenworth, WA


AAI Guide Erin Smart smiles at a belay station in Leavenworth.

AAI Guide Erin Smart smiles at a belay station in Leavenworth. Jason Martin

Leavenworth is a diverse area. At least eight different crags lie within a ten mile radius of the picturesque "Bavarian" town after which the area is named. With the exception of Castle and Midnight Rocks which tower above the Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River, most of the other cliffs are found up the Icicle Canyon southwest of town. There is something for everyone, from single pitch climbs of all difficulties found alongside the road, to classic multi-pitch routes such as Outer Space (5.8+) on the 800-foot-high Snow Creek Wall. Castle Rock itself has over sixty routes, ranging in difficulty from 5.3 to 5.12. Varied climbing, excellent rock, short approaches, and great weather all combine to make Leavenworth a fine choice for the beginner and expert alike.

Guided Rock Climbing at Leavenworth, WA

Dates and Prices

Group Rock Climbing Courses

Leavenworth - Mock-Leading

Team uses "mock-leading" technique to work on placing protection. 
George Bieker

If you are new to rock climbing, in need of a refresher, or want to increase your confidence at the crag by having an expert evaluate your skills, then you are a great candidate for group instruction. Please refer to the list below to find a trip that fits your schedule and ability level. Call the office for further advice on which course is right for you.


Private Rock Climbing

It is easy to arrange a trip for yourself or a group of friends. Such a trip can be a series of climbs, a skills course concluding with an ascent, or a trip that combines skills development or review with exciting series of ascents. And if you are coming on your own but would like to climb with others, you can request that we match you with other climbers of similar background and interest. Fees are based on the ratio of climbers to guide. Please call or e-mail us to set up a climb or design an itinerary.


Private Course Prices

Climber to Guide Ratio Prices (per person):

  • 1:1 $600/day
  • 2:1 $435/day
  • 3:1 $325/day
  • 4:1 $295/day
  • 5:1 $270/day

Overnight programs:

  • 1:1 $675/day
  • 2:1 $485/day
  • 3:1 $360/day
  • 4:1 $325/day
  • 5:1 $285/day



Inclusions: group climbing equipment, including rope and protection.

Exclusions: transportation from meeting place to climbing locations; personal climbing and camping gear (rentals available)

Guided Rock Climbing at Leavenworth, WA

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