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Freezer Burn 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eric Odenthal, Larry Harpe
New Route: Yes
Season: summer shade, winter sun
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Submitted By: Eric Odenthal on Oct 16, 2008

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Some sporty moves get you past the first two bolts, where it relaxes a bit, making great moves on what is now, great rock. During the FA I was gripped not to knock the death blocks off, Larry pulled those off, no problem. After a mantle trend right toward a great looking wide to finger crack. great gear in this section... and some reachy radical moves get you to the anchor. save a #6 hb offset for the top! enjoy!


this route starts at the bolts 50 feet right of Vanilla Cream. begin up a short dihedral toward two bolts that head up into a dihedral. Anchors can be seen at the top of a thin crack below the roof up high.


one set will get you through, but 2 sets of cams from green alien to #3 Camelot will make things feel better. small/Medium size stoppers protect the upper crack... bring a few of those. some draws for the first two bolts and long slings for the mid section. tie a knot at the end of your rope if you belay below the ledge... it's a stretch.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of the Ice Cream Parlor, central wall
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the Ice Cream Parlor, central wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Freezer Burn
BETA PHOTO: Freezer Burn

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By Josh Gross
Oct 17, 2008

Nice job guys, where do's RP City start?
By Eric Odenthal
Oct 17, 2008

RP City starts to the right about 15 feet.
By Greg D
From: Here
Oct 29, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Vanilla Cream and RP City have the same start. Vanilla Cream is a left facing corner that has had some bolts on it for years but was incomplete. RP City is the very thin seem left of this corner. Also, RP City is the first route right of Hot Carl Sunday. RP City is incorrectly labeled in some guide books such as Rock Climbing Utah which puts it 20 feet right of Vanilla Cream/RP City. That is another route which is quite good (10a) which starts after walking 30 feet right on a ledge to a one bolt start, gear the rest of the way.
By Eric Odenthal
Nov 4, 2008

here's how it looks

hot karl sunday... 20 feet right is vanilla cream... 20 feet right is freezer burn... 15 feet right at the end of the ledge is rp city.
By Greg D
From: Here
Nov 7, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Eric, your description of RP City is incorrect as is Rock Climbing Utah. RP City and Vanilla Cream have the same start. For RP City move up and left to a very thin seem with a two bolt anchor.

The route you mention "15 feet right at the end of the ledge" is a different route than RP City. ( A good route though) Once you climb the RP City I describe here you will know where the name came from.

here's how it looks

hot karl sunday... 20 feet right is rp city and vanilla cream... 20 feet right is freezer burn... 15 feet right at the end of the ledge is unknown 10a.
By Greg D
From: Here
Nov 13, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Climbed this route on Sunday. The last 15 feet of the route make it worth while. The gear list above baffled me. I like to "sew it up" and I didn't place anything larger than a 1 camelot. A single set of cams and some nuts will do just fine.
By Eric Odenthal
Aug 11, 2009

Hey GregD, did you knot think the moves past the bolt were harder than 5.9. How did you make it past the first bolt? I find those moves in the 5.10 realm for sure.
By Greg D
From: Here
Oct 15, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Umm, last I checked, 9+ is harder than 9. So, to answer your question, yes, knot not harder than 9. Of course a subtle difference between 9+ and 10a. Perhaps I had a good breakfast that day.
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Aug 22, 2013

Very fun climb! And yes, be sure to bring a few small pieces! I think I used a blue alien at the top along with a nut. Super good 10!

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