Elevation: 4,291 ft
GPS: 38.523, -109.602 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tradkelly on Nov 29, 2001
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Kane Springs Canyon has lots of varied climbing. Many Cutler hoodoos line the road and provide strange short climbs like mini Fisher Towers. The Ice Cream Parlor is entirely a trad area (as far as I know) on good rock on Navajo and Wingate formations, with lots of possibilities for future hard free and aid route development. Routes on various crags range from 5.8 slabs/cracks to 5.12- and C2 grade IV climbs. Primitive camping areas are located along the roadside near some of the crags, and there is a potable natural spring 2.2 miles into the dirt road. BASE jumpers frequent the Tombstones and are fun to watch, or you can do one of the long trad or free routes on them.

Getting There

From Main Street Moab (US 191), head west on Kane Creek Blvd from the McDonald's on the south end of town, or intersect Kane Creek Blvd from 400 North. Head north as you leave town, under the east-facing cliffs above town, and past the scenic chairlift. The road continues north and then turns south as it passes the Portal and parallels the river for three miles (paved), opposite Wall Street. Mark distances for rocks from the cattleguard about 3 miles along the south portion of the road, where pavement ends. A high-clearance 2WD will make the road with no problems. Expect switchbacks, graded speedbumps (difficult for low-slung vehicles), and big rocks in the roadway.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kane Springs Canyon

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 207
5.6 Corner
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 155
Left Slab
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 123
Black Slab
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Slab Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 192
Crack 1
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
Crack 3
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Critical Mass
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Crack 2
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 88
A Good Day to Die
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 165
Parlor Game
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 121
Brush Your Teeth
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Abraxas Left
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 67
Sticky Fingers
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 130
Hot Karl Sunday
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 94
Ice Cream Parlor Crack
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.6 Corner Ice Cream Parlor
 207
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Left Slab Ice Cream Parlor
 155
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Black Slab Ice Cream Parlor
 123
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slab Route Ice Cream Parlor
 99
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Crack 1 Ice Cream Parlor
 192
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crack 3 Ice Cream Parlor
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Critical Mass Ice Cream Parlor
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crack 2 Ice Cream Parlor
 89
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
A Good Day to Die Ice Cream Parlor
 88
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Parlor Game Ice Cream Parlor
 165
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Brush Your Teeth Ice Cream Parlor
 121
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Abraxas Left Abraxas Wall
 54
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor
 67
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hot Karl Sunday Ice Cream Parlor
 130
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ice Cream Parlor Crack Ice Cream Parlor
 94
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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