The Icebox is the cliff directly across the river from Pine Cone Dome. There are several good sport routes with potential for more. The name comes from the large ice-flow on the upper right-side of the cliff that stay in frozen well into the month of May.
Look for the big rock of the left side of the road at the 8.1 mile mark.The rock angles up a ridge and is quite overhanging on the right side. Park as for Pine Cone Dome and walk down canyon, cross the bridge and then go right on a trail to the rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Icebox:
Hemisphere 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Brain Freeze 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Disney on Ice 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Friction Fix 5.11b/c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Frozen in Time 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
The Microfridge 5.12- Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Sub-Zero 5.13- Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
The Iceboxer 5.13 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Featured Route For The Icebox
The Iceboxer 5.13 CO : South Platte : ... : The Icebox
This route has got to be one of the better hard sport climbs in the South Platte, if not the whole Front Range. While there are still some potato chip flakes that will clean up with more traffic, the route is very aesthetic and demands good fitness, creative technique, and very precise footwork on solid rock.Start with slightly awkward, scrunchy moves off the ground to a vertical face with long moves on crimps and sidepulls. Cop a rest, and then traverse right (even climbing downward for a move)...[more] Browse More Classics in CO