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The canyon generally runs north-south. Most, if not all, of the ice climbs are on the west side of the canyon, east-facing cliffs.
As you drive into the canyon, the west is on your left hand side. Look up and left as you drive, and you can't miss the climbs. Rejoice in the ultra mega short approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Side of the Canyon:
Ice Palace WI5-6 Ice, 1 pitch, 115'
Final Curtain WI4-5 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Stone Free WI5+ Ice, 1 pitch, 115'
Soul On Ice WI5+ Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 115'
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Ice Palace WI5-6 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : West Side of the Canyon
I don't like describing routes I haven't led, but Ice Palace's exit was so melted out it was unleadable today (at least my me). This climb rarely comes in, so we set up a top rope (couldn't help ourselves). Thanks Randy Harris for your awesome BW5 (bushwhack) above Stone Free. She is a beautiful 115 foot pillar that gets 3-4 hours of sun a day making her exit even more dangerous than the usual dangerous Rifle exits. She had a cone that was so melted out today we would not even top r...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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