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Routes in Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes)

Do The Mashed Potato aka Acquitted S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hot Potato S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Merry Maids S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Small Fry S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spuds in Space S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vortex aka Fat Slags S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Elevation: 7,012 ft
GPS: 39.711, -107.692 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Sep 9, 2014
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The Potato Routes portion of the Ice Caves Wall has long been a popular wall for moderate routes and features old classics like Merry Maids. This subarea includes routes Vortex to Small Fry.

Getting There

This area is most often accessed from the Feline parking area which is found 0.6 mile from the park entrance station. The parking area is a large pullout on the left (west) side of the road, immediately across the creek from the obvious chalk-streaked Feline route. To access the Potato routes, cross the bridge and head down canyon, passing the gray cave where Chud resides and the Funny Face. The barren belay zone below Do the Mashed Potato is obvious after passing through the vegetation.

Alternatively, you can hike Koper's Trail from the Lower Ice Caves area to access these routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 93
Do The Mashed Potato aka Acquitted
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 96
Hot Potato
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 161
Merry Maids
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Do The Mashed Potato aka Ac…
 93
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hot Potato
 96
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Merry Maids
 161
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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