Leavenworth, WA – Hyperspace, Trad, 5.11a 7 pitches, 800′, Grade III

Leavenworth offers world class climbing and my friend John shared one of his favorites with me, Hyperspace, on Snow Creek Wall.  Hyperspace is a couple climbs to the left of “Outer Space” one of Fred Beckey’s “100 Favorite Climbs in N.A.”.

We topped out at 4h 50m which was John’s best time to date!  If I’d have known maybe I would have climbed the “PC” pitch faster…or not.

John’s TR of our climb on Cascade Climber.

The approach pitches to Hyperspace offer some excellent climbing…Why am I talking?  Let me show you pictures!

p1 John is about to traverse left toward the ledge at the start of "Psychopath"

p1 John is about to traverse left toward the ledge at the start of “Psychopath”

p1 Aiming for the snag

p1 Aiming for the snag

p2 Psychopath 5.11a This pitch is a blast!

p2 Psychopath 5.11a This pitch is a blast!

John on "Psychopath" p2 of "Hyperspace"

John on “Psychopath” p2 of “Hyperspace”

John leading p3 goes at 5.9

John leading p3 goes at 5.9

"Yellow Wall" 5.11a p4 was my lead and it sure seamed harder than "Psychopath"

“Yellow Wall” 5.11a p4 was my lead and it sure seamed harder than “Psychopath”

p5 was John's lead and of course he cruised it.

p5 was John’s lead and of course he cruised it.

p6 The infamous "Pressure Chamber" pitch was mine and for going at .10d and around 120' I was satisfied with 3 hangs...better luck next time.

p6 The infamous “Pressure Chamber” pitch was mine and for going at .10d and around 120′ I was satisfied with 3 hangs…better luck next time.

John went on to lead the final pitch p7 and we topped out at 4h 50min which was his best time to date (I didn't know he was keeping track of our time)

John pulling out of the “Pressure Chamber”