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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
Cold September Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Sunnyside Crags
Fold Out   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Sensuous Mortician   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   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
Mister Masters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Unknown 10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Weenie Juice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   Refrigerator 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
Tarantula   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   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 Force is with You is the route in white, this ...

The Force is with You V2-3 5+  NV : Red Rock : ... : Frigid Air Buttress Boulder...
Start with a beautiful slug (sloppy jug) for your left and a nice incut crimp with your right. Work up and to the right to gain a nice sidepull while the whole time you have nice but spaced out slugs to your left. Work straight up to a incut crimp right below the lip, then work left to another crimp before making an exciting move to a sloppy pinch on the upper left of the problem, one more exciting move (crux mantel)..enjoy....[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: Ice Cube Canyon, Red Rock
Ice Cube Canyon, Red Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon
Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Box Canyon proper.
Ice Box Canyon proper.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Rock Climbing Photo: Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
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: This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere be...
This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere be...
Rock Climbing Photo: The amazing third pitch of Waterboys.
The amazing third pitch of Waterboys.

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