About Swiftwater Bouldering:
**Information recovered from the now defunct www.climbingwashington.com via archive.org**
Swiftwater is a small roadside picnic area just off of US Highway 2 near the upper end of Tumwater Canyon. Most sources list it as "Swiftwater," but the forest service sign says "Swift Water." Whatever. This picnic area is of interest to climbers because of the assorted granite boulders scattered on either side of the highway. There are many very popular boulder problems here, some of the best in the area. Given its accessibility and the quality of the problems, this ranks as one of the finest bouldering venues in the state. Other Leavenworth areas have as good or better problems, but not so close to the road and in such high concentration. For climbers coming over from the west side, Swift Water is a good place to stop, stretch out, and do a few boulder problems to warm up for the day's climbing. There's also a toilet here, another reason this is such a popular stop.
Please be careful when crossing the highway to get to Royal Flush and the other problems there. Cars speeding around the curve can sneak up on you. Look both ways and cross carefully.
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