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Located in the colossal Cascade Range, Snoqualmie Pass and the nearby Alpental valley draw in adventurers of all tastes year-round due to the Cascades’ versatile terrain. When winter knocks on the door and the temperatures dip below freezing, the area boasts some of the most gorgeous frozen waterfalls and icy formations any ice climbing connoisseur would want to get their crampons on! However, this scenic ice cragging area is suitable for newbie ice climbers as well. With a whole host of single- and multi-pitch routes and thick, high quality ice on offer, any adventurous soul looking for an adrenaline-inducing experience will find something just right for them. Whether you’re a total ice cragging newbie or you wish to push your skills to the next level, Snoqualmie Pass and its area have you covered. Your expert guide will show you the ins and outs of ice climbing in this premier location.
Feel the rush upon scaling the area’s jaw-dropping ice walls
Soak up the beauty of this frozen haven and its icy formations
The area is rife with ice cragging routes for rookie and expert climbers alike
Climbing with Jack was soo much fun… he’s very relaxed and friendly but clearly a stand-out professional. He had such an attention to detail and really helped me improve my climbing technique.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Snoqualmie Pass, WA, please refer to Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Coronavirus Response.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Ice climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up ice formations using brute strength. You also need to be capable of hiking for 2 hours and being in cold weather conditions all day. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Snoqualmie Pass has plenty of options for beginner ice climbers. Whether you’ve never ice climbed before or are transitioning from rock to ice climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the ice formations, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced ice climbers, Snoqualmie Pass has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while ice climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment you should bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Ice climbing days in Snoqualmie Pass can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Snoqualmie Pass, most people fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, about an hour away from Snoqualmie Pass. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll meet your guide at Alpental Parking Lot, a 10-minute drive from Snoqualmie Pass. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.