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
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.
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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.
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.