*Presents more than 200 waterfall ice routes and alpine ice climbs in 28 areas in all regions of the state
* Several Washington climbing schools offer specific courses in ice climbing
* Includes information on how weather patterns affect ice routes and the best times to climb, from KING5 TV's Jeff Renner
From established ice areas such as Alpental and Leavenworth, to routes being developed (or rediscovered) around Coulee City and Wenatchee, the word is finally out: There are ample opportunities for quality ice climbing in Washington state! Arctic Grail, The Drip, and Hanging Curtain are just a few of the hottest ice routes that await you. Even more exciting, there are many routes yet to be conquered! Veteran ice climber Alex Krawarik and mountain guide Jason D. Martin have consulted with ice climbing experts around the state to ensure the greatest accuracy and the best selection of routes.
ALEX KRAWARIK has been climbing rock and ice throughout the world for more than a decade. He lives in Seattle. JASON D. MARTIN is a guide with the American Alpine Institute in Bellingham, Washington.