Elevation: 8,697 ft
GPS: 38.025, -107.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Bruestle on Mar 19, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This area has farmed ice directly below the city water tower. Routes range from WI3-M scary. Use toprope anchors off trees above routes. There are at least 15 lines, 80-100 feet, facing north or northwest. Natural lines are found along Henson Creek between the two ice parks if you are there on just the right day. Be sure to sign a waiver, found conveniently located throughout town, before climbing at the park.

From Garrett Bales: The Lake City Ice park is located approximately 1/6 mile up the Henson Creek road right out of the town of Lake City. The necessary permits have been obtained from the BLM, and the climbing is up and running. Everyone is asked to sign a quick release waiver before climbing. These can be acquired at a couple places around town including the Chamber of Commerce Tourist Center by the post office, Lake City Auto, Mocha Moose Coffee Shop, Storm Front Gallery, Sportsman's BBQ Station, Town Square Cabins, and at Sweet Peas goodies shop located in the center of town across from the town park. Sweet Peas also offers great local beta and killer cookies.

There are approximately 50+ routes approximately 80 feet tall ranging in difficulty from fun moderates to more challenging with many F.A.s yet to be ticked. All routes are ice/mixed, and all pro is not pre-placed. Seasons range from now January 07 to ice melt.

Lake City is a small town with few amentities, so plan accordingly. Try to support the local population. The ice park has been made possible by the Town of Lake City and a couple volunteers, namely Craig "Mad Dog", Mike Camp, Gabe McNeese, and Freeze. Aside from the ice park, Lake City offers some of the best ice climbing in the country. IXL Mountain and Tick Rock, home to Jedi Mind Tricks, are just a couple of areas quick off the mind. Rock on.

Getting There

Walk or drive to where Henson Creek meets up with Lake City on the west edge of town.

From Garrett Bales: Go to Lake City, CO. Mapquest works great, Once in Lake City go to Henson Creek Road also called Engineer Pass road, right on the outskirts of town. Look across the river at the cliff side with all the obvious ice routes on it, get out and pick a line.

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