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School Room

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'Rithmatic TR 
Dean's List T,TR 
Dunce T,TR 
Hen's House 
Mixed Problem TR 
Report Card T,TR 
Rooster's Roost TR 
School Room Pillar 
Teacher's Pet 

School Room Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 8, 2007


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This is a subarea created for better organization. It will include routes in the South Park. Obviously, with an ice park, the routes will vary with spigot proliferation.

For the time being, these routes will include Hen's House to Dunce.

This area is largely filled in to saturation, but in early or late season, there can be mixed terrain between the ice sections.

This area was originally created with introduction to ice and teaching in mind. It has become incredibly popular...pushing the need for newer areas like New Funtier, South Park, Graduate School, and the like. Due to its popularity and concentration of less-experienced ice climbers, this is likely one of the most hazardous areas for falling ice, so beware!

Getting There 

Hike up to the ice park, or drive and park. Then go uphill from the upper bridge along a trail. Cross the trestle, and you are there. Consider taking extra care peering over the edge as you try to figure out your route location, etc. Many of these routes have fixed anchors above with numbers to assist you in figuring out your location. There is a steep, often wet, descent to scramble down at the uphill end of this area. Those inexperienced to ice should take extra care and wear crampons on the way down.


A. Hen's House, WI2, 1p, 60', screws.
B. Kindergarten, WI2-, 1p, 100', screws or TR.
C. Rooster's Roost, WI2-3, 1p, 100', screws. #11.
D. Teacher's Pet, WI2-3, 1p, 100', screws. #10.
E. Report Card, WI2-3, 1p, 90', screws. #9.
F. Recess, WI3-4, 1p, 100', screws. #8.
G. Show & Tell, WI3-4, 1p, 100', screws. #7.
H. Reading, WI3-4, 1p, 100', screws. #6.
I. 'Riting, WI3-4, 1p, 100', screws. #5.
J. 'Rithmatic, WI3-4, 1p, 100', screws. #4.
K. Mixed problem, M7, 1p, 95', TR.
L. Schoolrom Pillar, WI4-5, 1p, 100', screws. #3.
M. Dean's List, M6R WI4, 1p, 80'. #2.
N. Dunce, WI3-4, 1p, 90', screws. #1.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in School Room

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for School Room:
Reading   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
School Room Pillar   WI5     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Recess   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dean's List   WI4 M6     Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 85'   
'Rithmatic   WI3-4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
'Riting   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Teacher's Pet   WI2-3     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Report Card   WI2-3     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dunce   WI3     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 26, 2013
Now I'm sure that wasn't an intentional pun regarding "getting your feet wet" at the School Room, as many folks have done over the years, but the School Room, as the name implies, is a great place to learn to climb ice, when it's not too crowded.

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