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West Side of the Canyon Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side of the Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Featured Route For West Side of the Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Palace.

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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