Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community

Select Area...
Adventure Time Boulder 
Beer Bong Boulder 
Corridor Boulders, The 
Den Boulder 
Fin, The 
Joel's House 
Poor Decisions  
Saddle Boulders 
UFO Boulders 

Icecapades Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 33.74088, -112.17416 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 7,155
Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Eric Foster on Apr 26, 2007
This Afternoon

87° | 71°

91° | 73°

90° | 70°

92° | 72°

91° | 71°

90° | 68°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The first problem at the icecapades, desert rally ...


This area is a soon to be local crag located about 2 miles to the southeast of The Ice Castles. Me and my friend have been cleaning and developing the area for over 4 months now. There are about 30 established boulder problems at around 15 feet. There is still numerous boulders in the area with very hard stuff. The easiest climbs here are arounn V3 and up. There is possibility to have V10 and above easily, they are great lines also.

Rock type is desert granite and can be sharp like beardsly. Many crack systems and large boulders for slabby faces and defficult sport route possible.

PM me for more info on the area

Getting There 

This place now has very easy access. Take 50th avenue north from happy valley road through housing development to the gate and a bridge. If you are going to ice castles continue on the main dirt road untill you see the area and can turn left to access the area. You no longer have to tke the long road from cave creek to get to the area. For the ice capades you are going to make a left after about a 1/4 mile from the bridge. The area is south east from pyramid peak and by taking roads and getting back there you will find established boulders and non established boulders. I am giving directions to this place because i can no longer help with development because i am moving to flag for college.

If you would like to know how to get there, send me a om and ill show you everything. Its a cool place with lots of climbing just like beardsly but just needs some work from local climbers.

Climbing Season

For the **Phoenix Areas area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

100 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Icecapades
Rock Climbing Photo: Cracked Glass

Cracked Glass V5 6C  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : UFO Boulders
An absolutely AMAZING finger crack traversing left and out from under a steep rounded boulder. Sit start with good holds in the crack just left of a small boulder at your back. Make very powerful moves on finger locks and bad feet till the crack widens and tops out. Top out on good holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Icecapades Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: beta for where the area is located, looking at pyr...
BETA PHOTO: beta for where the area is located, looking at pyr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Up close veiw of beer bong boulder
BETA PHOTO: Up close veiw of beer bong boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the boulders in the area, ranges from 10-15...
One of the boulders in the area, ranges from 10-15...

Comments on Icecapades Add Comment
Show which comments
By Vlad M-15
From: glendale, az
Mar 14, 2010
tried to go to this area today but 51st ave is blocked of and there is a fence that says no trespassing. Appearently construction for the Central Arizona Project is going on.
By Rolen
From: Glendale, Arizona
Nov 10, 2012
I went here today and you can get through the fence now. this the best place to boulder in the Phoenix area there are thousands of boulders to climb.
By Ben Rakozy
From: Peoria, AZ
Apr 27, 2015
I drove to the end of 51st but there are "No Trespassing" signs all over the fence at the end of the road. Has anyone attempted to receive permission to access this area? Are the Icecapades off limits? It seems a shame to not be able to climb here.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!