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Areas in Palisades Kepler State Park

Boat Ramp Boulder (Roadside Attraction?) 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
City of Copper 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Golden Arches 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Old Quaker Area 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Orlando Buttress (Four Points) 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Outlook 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Palisades-Dows Preserve 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Party Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Pequod 1 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Raccoon Cove 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 853 ft
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Shared By: Dan Roberts on Feb 18, 2009
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Description

River side cliffs and bouldering
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Getting There

Between Cedar Rapids and Mount Vernon on U.S. 30.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Palisades Kepler State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nanda Herring
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nanda Herring Outlook 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Kippered Devi Outlook 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
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Nicholas Tomsen
Iowa City, IA
Nicholas Tomsen   Iowa City, IA
I really enjoy this little state park for its climbing, especially because it is so close to Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. It can get pretty dirty and stay wet after a rain, but such are the challenges of climbing in Iowa. I put up a beta photo of the Outlook recently that might be of some help to get an idea of the area. Also, here is a partially finished book in PDF format about bouldering at Palisades that I ran across. Enjoy! geocities.com/midwestclimbe… Apr 25, 2009
John McMullen
El Portal, CA
John McMullen   El Portal, CA
Having grown up in Eastern Missouri, I explored and climbed a lot in MO and Iowa as a kid. I climbed at Palisade Kepler when I was a teenager (by way of knowing about the Iowa Mountaineers climbing there). Although it's a small area, the Dolomite is fine! Apr 25, 2009
Dan Roberts
Eastern Iowa
Dan Roberts   Eastern Iowa
Climbing has been going on here for many decades. Nice cliffs. I know bouldering is getting bigger up there so if anyone knows get it posted because this area can use some traffic. I have the old guide and will be posting out of that as I get to it. Feb 18, 2009

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