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Elevation: 5,536 ft
GPS: 44.28356, -103.89928
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Shared By: Cameron Luth on May 28, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mikel Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

35 Total Climbs

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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.
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Frosty The Throwman
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Raising the Klondike Bar
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Cool Whip
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
In The Fro Zone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Shoulda Nona Better
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
It's A Cool Breeze
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Ice Cold, No Mistakes
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Glacial Facial
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Two Kings And A Queen
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 16
Pular Express
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 11
Ya Bud!
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Suicide Jack
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Reaching The Melting Point
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Polar Baird
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frosty The Throwman
 5
Sport
Raising the Klondike Bar
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cool Whip
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Frosted Flake
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
In The Fro Zone
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Shoulda Nona Better
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
It's A Cool Breeze
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ice Cold, No Mistakes
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Glacial Facial
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Two Kings And A Queen
 30
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pular Express
 16
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Ya Bud!
 11
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Suicide Jack
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Reaching The Melting Point
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Polar Baird
 6
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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