Nate Erickson on the finish of 10% Real. Feb '011.
Although barely visible from the road, this area boasts a large number of high-quality routes in a very small area. You can get a lot of climbing done in here!! Of course this means that you likely won't be alone, but you'll almost always be able to get on something.
Most routes face west to northwest, and usually don't get too sun affected until well into March.
Park about a mile past Glace Eclatante, the huge wall of ice up on the right side of the highway as you are traveling north. If possible, try to use a parking area (Scenic View Road) on the west side of the highway (the parking area is the GPS coordinate). In any case, make sure your vehicle is well off the highway! Get the shovel out if necessary, or be prepared for a ticket.
The trailhead is across the highway from Scenic View Road, and will likely be well-traveled. 10 minutes gets you to the routes at the north end of the Ice Palace, 20 minutes to the south end.
Climbing Season For the Orient Bay Ice and Mixed area.
Weather station 17.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ice Palace
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ice Palace:
Featured Route For Ice Palace
WI5 M7+ North America
: ... : Ice Palace
A fun route on excellent rock and steep ice. Climb past 9 bolts to a ledge about 80' up, where you'll find a bolted anchor. It's a bit cruxy from the 5th to the 6th bolt, where the parallel-sided crack widens, and the feet get thin, and then again gaining the ledge. Move across the ledge to the right, and climb overhanging and then vertical ice, finishing to the right of the trees above.An alternate finish continues up the well-featured rock face (small stoppers, C3's, C4's to 1.5") above the...[more] Browse More Classics in International