Elevation: 7,069 ft
GPS: 39.712, -107.693 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Across from the Wasteland is a sector of largely moderate climbs that usually gets excellent morning sun. For a good warm-up to the day's climbing, it is hard to beat this high concentration of moderate routes. The bulk of 20 or so routes tick in from 5.8 to 5.11 with a couple of 5.12 routes. Most routes are close to vertical, although expect to negotiate a few bulges and small "caves". The surfaces of most of these climbs has become very polished over time and you might want to take a rough brush along. A wet brush seems to help reduce the polish as well. Nothing is very long, and all of the routes have double bolt anchors for descent. The access trail will take you from the Ice Cave routes directly to the Bauhaus, so huddle up, suck down the java, and get ready for the crank fest just up-stream.

Getting There

Park as for the Wasteland. Across the stream from the Wasteland and just at the point where the road crosses the stream you can pick up a trail that leads directly to the base of the Ice Cave Walls. Follow this up-stream, passing beneath the first huge ice cave. The routes start shortly after passing out of the cave. The route numbering reads left to right when facing the cave.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ice Cave Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 141
Rachel's Route
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 132
Do The Mashed Potato aka Acquitted
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 124
Rickles
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Spuds in Space
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 140
Martin & Lewis
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 125
Hot Potato
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 210
Merry Maids
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
Carlin
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
Pryor
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 159
Irish Blood
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 146
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 94
Costello
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 399
Feline
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 76
Borat
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 94
Deutsches Blut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rachel's Route Upper Ice Caves (Feli…
 141
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Do The Mashed Potato aka Ac… Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 132
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rickles Funny Face
 124
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Spuds in Space Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 126
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Martin & Lewis Funny Face
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hot Potato Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 125
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Merry Maids Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 210
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Carlin Funny Face
 170
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pryor Funny Face
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Irish Blood Upper Ice Caves (Feli…
 159
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job Upper Ice Caves (Feli…
 146
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Costello Funny Face
 94
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Feline Upper Ice Caves (Feli…
 399
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Borat Funny Face
 76
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Deutsches Blut Upper Ice Caves (Feli…
 94
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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