Elevation: 5,536 ft
GPS: 44.283, -103.899 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 21,325 total · 123/month
Shared By: Cameron Luth on May 28, 2007
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

This is a little canyon also know as Hellsgate Gulch. It was one of the first areas developed in Spearfish Canyon. The climbing is good and at one time, some of the climbs you will need a little bit of pro. Now virtually all routes are safely bolted and you can leave the gear at home. Most of the climbs are short and to the point and are worth climbing at least once.

Getting There

Heading south from Spearfish on Alt 14, turn right at Cheyenne Crossing. Drive 2.2 miles, park in a semicircular parking pull off on your left with a wooden bridge crossing the creek. Ice box is the crag you can see across the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ice Box

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Ice Buckets
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Raising the Klondike Bar
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Cool Whip
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
The Shivering Sphincter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
A Crack In The Ice
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Shoulda Nona Better
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
It's A Cool Breeze
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Ice Cold, No Mistakes
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Two Kings And A Queen
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Jumping Jack Frost
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Ya Bud!
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Suicide Jack
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Whore Frost
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Reaching The Melting Point
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ice Buckets
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Raising the Klondike Bar
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cool Whip
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Frosted Flake
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Shivering Sphincter
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
A Crack In The Ice
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shoulda Nona Better
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
It's A Cool Breeze
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ice Cold, No Mistakes
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Two Kings And A Queen
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Jumping Jack Frost
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Ya Bud!
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Suicide Jack
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Whore Frost
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Reaching The Melting Point
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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