Book review from Gripped Magazine sept 2010:

“Located on the dry eastside of the stormy Cascade Range, Leavenworth holds a special place in the history of Pacific Northwest climbing. Kramar understands this significance and his revised guidebook documents the area’s classic climbs as well as over 350 new routes, including the alpine rock climbs in the Stuart Range not found in any other Cascade climbing guide.


The array of colour photos will tantalize and inspire, while the colour overview maps help orient newcomers to the area. Continuing with the full-colour theme, the author delineates between sport, trad and toprope routes with a simple colour-coded text system that provides quick route-style identification. The depth of new route information and detailed topo maps demonstrates the author’s knowledge of roadside crags like Icicle Creek as well as the high peaks of the Alpine Lakes wilderness area. Some climbers will wish for a more detailed history section, but this is a minor criticism.


While many climbers go to Leavenworth for crowded classics like Outer Space, hopefully Kramar’s new guide will divert some attention to less popular spots. Canadians visiting Squamish, or B.C. locals seeking drier climes should cross the border and explore this diverse and storied climbing area.”


-Steve Smith

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 Backcountry Essentials

214 W Holly St

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 543-5678


Edgeworks Climbing

6102 N 9th St Ste 200

Tacoma, WA 98406


Feathered Friends

119 Yale Ave N

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 292-2210


Marmot Mountain Works

827 Bellevue Way NE

Bellevue, WA 98004

(425) 453-1515


Mountaineers Bookstore

7700 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA

(206) 521-6002


Second Ascent

5209 Ballard Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 545-8810


Stone Gardens

2839 NW Market St

Seattle, WA 98107

(206) 781-9828


Stone Gardens

15600 NE 8Th St Ste C-1

Bellevue, WA 98008

(425) 644-2445



Summit Everett

2820 Rucker Ave

Everett, WA 98201

(425) 349-0131


Vertical World

2330 W Commodore Way

Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 283-4497


Vertical World

15036B NE 95th St

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 881-8826





A Book for all Seasons

703 Highway 2 Ste 1

Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-1451


Arlberg Sports

25 N Wenatchee Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 663-7401


Der Sportsmann

837 Front St

Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-5623


Leavenworth Mountain Sports

220 Highway 2

Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-7864


Goats Beard Mountain Supply

50 Lost River Rd

Mazama, WA 98833

(509) 996-2515


Mountain Gear

2002 N Division

Spokane, WA 99207

(509) 325-9000


Riverfront Rock Gym

1319 Walla Walla Ave,.

Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 888-2427




Backcountry Gear

1855 W 2nd Ave

Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 485-4007


Redpoint Supply

8283 11th St

Terrebonne, OR 97760

(541) 923-6207


Mountain Shop of Portland

1510 NE 37th Ave

Portland, OR 97232

(503) 288-6768




Hyperspud Sports

402 S Main St

Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 883-1150




Chessler Books

PO Box 4359

Evergreen, CO 80437








Mountain Equipment Coop

130 W Broadway

Vancouver, BC

(604) 872-7858