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Areas in The Icebergs

Accordian Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Cockroach Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Donkey boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Iceberg 1 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Iceberg 2 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Iceberg 3 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Iceberg West 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 33.814, -116.649 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 29, 2009 with updates
Admins: Colin Parker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Icebergs are a collection of heavily featured boulders on the steep hillside at the head of Year of the Cat Gully. Despite the quality of the bouldering here it remains less popular than some of the other areas due to it's lengthy approach and the relatively small number of problems.

Notable problems here include Iceberg Arete Direct (V1), Iceberg Arete (V2), The Organ Grinder (V5), Buddha Belly (V5), Clubbing Baby Seals (V5), Crack-O-Pop (V5), Year of the Cockroach (V5+), Love of Basic Cable (V9) and Greenpeace (V10).
Remember to fill out a wilderness permit, even if climbing for the day! Details

Getting There

The easiest approach is from the western end of the Year of the Cat Gully, although it's possible to come in from the southern end of Area 51/Deer Canyon if you know the way.

For the Cockroach Boulder head uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail up the steep hillside angling slightly left (southwest) until the boulder comes into view. You'll be coming in from the backside of the boulder but the steeply undercut base will be a clue you've arrived.

The main Icebergs (#1,2 and 3) are found by hiking uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail that switchbacks steeply along the hillside for several minutes until the distinctive boulders come into view.

The Accordian Boulder is even further off and lies a bit further uphill and southwest of the main Icebergs.

Approach time for the area is approximately 35-45 minutes depending upon your fitness and routefinding skills.

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DDriscoll
Tucson, Arizona
DDriscoll   Tucson, Arizona
Great area. Accidentally left a guidebook here on 10/8/16 - please message me if you happen to run across it! Cheers. Oct 9, 2016

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