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A Crack In The Ice S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Black Ice S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Buttress S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cold Or Caliente S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cool Whip S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Frosted Flake S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Frosty The Throwman S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fung S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Glacial Facial S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Goose Bump S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ice Blocks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ice Buckets S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ice Chester S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ice Cold, No Mistakes S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ice-Sickler S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
In The Fro Zone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
It's A Cool Breeze S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jumping Jack Frost S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
KlonDyke, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
My Brother S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nippin' Out S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pete' Poach S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Polar Baird S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pular Express S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Reaching The Melting Point S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shivering Sphincter, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Shoulda Nona Better S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Step Into The Freezer S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stolen Gem, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Suicide Jack S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Surge S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Two Kings And A Queen S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Whore Frost S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wide Rider S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Ya Bud! S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Elevation: 5,536 ft
GPS: 44.283, -103.899 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Cameron Luth on May 28, 2007 with updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, 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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The KlonDyke
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Shivering Sphincter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
A Crack In The Ice
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ya Bud!
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The KlonDyke 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Frosted Flake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Shivering Sphincter 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
A Crack In The Ice 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ya Bud! 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Le Bob
Lakewood,CO
Le Bob   Lakewood,CO
This is across the street from the parking for shadowlands. Sep 10, 2017
EthanC  
In case anyone is trying to use the directions on this page to actually get to the crag: 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. Aug 21, 2016
BBQ
BBQ  
Leave the trad gear in your vehicle. As of this year Ice Box is officially a pure sport climbing area with modern bolts and brand new hardware. May 11, 2014
The general info page reflects an outdated view on the Icebox area. It should be updated to include the caliber of change that has gone on in the area for the past 2 years. It is now an enjoyable place to hang out and climb without the commitment of a long hike. May 10, 2014
What routes were pulled? I know of 2 or 3 on the right side of the draw that were pulled but there should be 3 or 4 on both sides that still have bolts. Aug 4, 2008

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