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Routes in West Side of the Canyon

Final Curtain T WI4-5
Ice Palace WI5-6
Soul On Ice T WI5+
Stone Free WI5+
Tree Slab WI4-5
Elevation: 7,157 ft
GPS: 39.719, -107.692 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: TBD on Jan 29, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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.

Per Michael Schneiter: as you drive through the canyon, the order would be:

Stone Free, WI5+, 1p, 115', screws.
Ice Palace, WI5-6, 1p, 115', screws.
Soul On Ice, WI5+, 1p, 115', screws.
Lower Ice Cave
Tree Slab, WI4-5, 1p, 80', screws.
Final Curtain WI4-5, 1p, 80', screws.
Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Side of the Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4-5
Final Curtain
Trad, Ice
WI5+
Stone Free
Ice
WI5+
Soul On Ice
Trad, Ice
WI5-6
Ice Palace
Ice
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Final Curtain
WI4-5 Trad, Ice
Stone Free
WI5+ Ice
Soul On Ice
WI5+ Trad, Ice
Ice Palace
WI5-6 Ice
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Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
Stone Free and Ice Palace are on state-owned Division of Wildlife land that is part of the trout hatchery and hence are off limits to all climbing, including mixed and ice climbing. These climbs are not part of city-owned land that makes up Rifle Mountain Park. In the last few years, the Division of Wildlife has put up more and more signs that state "No Climbing", and DOW employees will chase off climbers who climb there. It should be encouraged to honor this closure as the Rifle Climbers Coalition has made repeated attempts to open up access to this area and repeated violations of the climbing closure probably make these efforts even more difficult.



Jan 12, 2017
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
The routes listed here are not in order but to put them in order as you drive through the canyon, they would be:

Stone Free
Ice Palace
Soul On Ice
Lower Ice Cave (not on MP)
Tree Slab
Final Curtain Jan 12, 2017

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