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Icebox Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This area contains excellent short routes on good varnished rock as well as longer routes. Many of the routes are shady, making this a good place to hide in warm weather.


Getting There 

Park at the Icebox canyon trailhead, just past Willow Spring on the loop road. Approaches start on a good trail leading south from the parking lot.


Climbing Season



Weather station 4.0 miles from here

60 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',12],['5.10',16],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Icebox Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Icebox Canyon:
Northeast Arete   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   Bridge Mountain
Hop Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Necromancer Wall
Fold Out   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Cold September Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Sunnyside Crags
Atras   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Necromancer Wall
Frigid Air Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Frigid Air Buttress
Magellanic Cloud   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunnyside Crags
Burlesque   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Frigid Air Buttress
Sensuous Mortician   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Mister Masters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Weenie Juice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   Refrigerator Wall
Unknown 10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Greased Lightning   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Refrigerator Wall
La Cierta Edad   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 650'   Refrigerator Wall
Breakaway   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   Refrigerator Wall
Smears for Fears   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 100'   Smears for Fears Area
Spring Break   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Rojo   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Smears for Fears Area
Gotham City   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Sunnyside Crags
Kisses Don't Lie   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Refrigerator Wall
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Featured Route For Icebox Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The easy chimney on Frigid Air Buttress

Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Frigid Air Buttress
This route is guarded by the fearsome words "offwidth", "6-inch nuts", and "big pro". I'm probably ruining some big secret by saying that it's not at all fearsome - just lots of fun with a short approach, good pro, and big ledges at every belay.Approach via the Icebox Canyon trail. Cut over to the streambed at the confluence of the two forks of the canyon. This is a good place to leave your packs / shoes. Follow a faint path to an obvious flake just left of the toe of the buttress.P1 (190', ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Icebox Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A natural washer board in Upper Ice box.
A natural washer board in Upper Ice box.
Rock Climbing Photo: A gnarled pine tree up near the summit of the Hidd...
A gnarled pine tree up near the summit of the Hidd...
Rock Climbing Photo: Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyo...
Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lori C. on the last rappel in Ice Cube Canyon.
Lori C. on the last rappel in Ice Cube Canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Rock Climbing Photo: This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere be...
This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere be...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Box Canyon proper.
Ice Box Canyon proper.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon
Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Cube Canyon, Red Rock
Ice Cube Canyon, Red Rock

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