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08. Iceberg Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barking Spiders S 
Bozippity T,TR 
Chucks Route S 
Cool Whip T 
Debasaurus Crack T 
Dihedral Diversion T,TR 
Green Carpet T 
Iceberg Arete T 
Icebreaker T 
Icecapades (AKA Kill Whitey) T,TR 
Inflatable Forearms S 
K.P.Crack T 
P-7 T 
Petting Zoo T,TR 
Phat Back S 
Playing Hookie T 
Sassafras T 
Tip of the Iceberg T 
West Virginia Clam Bake T 

08. Iceberg Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.478, -80.8663 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Iceberg is basically a huge block that is detached from the main wall. There are several routes in the cool/shady corridor behind it, as well as several routes on the front of the Berg. The rock quality is excellent. The bolting on some of the 'sport' routes seems pretty sparse.

Most all routes have bolted anchors, but be sure to inspect them and in some cases (chucks route) think about backing them up if top-roping.

Getting There 

Follow the right branch of the trail out of the far right corner of the parking field. This should be the first cliff you get to on that trail. You should see the giant 'Pocket Boulder' on the right about 100 feet before you hit the cliff. Approach time is about 5 min.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 08. Iceberg Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 08. Iceberg Area:
Icebreaker   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   
Barking Spiders   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Tip of the Iceberg   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   
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Sassafras 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WV : Bozoo : 08. Iceberg Area
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By Cory F
From: Blacksburg, VA
Jun 20, 2016
Anyone know the grade and name to the off-width crack/chimney?
By Jay Shultis
From: Oneonta, NY
Jul 21, 2016
Can you be more specific on the location? Maybe a picture?
By Cory F
From: Blacksburg, VA
Jul 22, 2016
It's behind the "Iceberg" and roughly two routes to the right of barking spiders. It has shiny anchors near the top, about two feet from the crack. I'll try to take a picture next time I'm out there. Thanks.
By Jay Shultis
From: Oneonta, NY
Jul 25, 2016
There is an established line in that general location called "The Dish" but I believe that may not be what you are referring to. I am not 100% but this may be a top rope that one of the guiding groups from Blacksburg or Radford use. If I recall its a pretty dirty gully like feature. Maybe 5.5 or less.

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