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Routes in West Side of the Canyon

Final Curtain T WI4-5
Ice Palace WI5-6
Soul On Ice T WI5+
Stone Free WI5+
Tree Slab WI4-5
Type: Trad, Ice, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: TBD on Jan 25, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! Details

Description

This wide curtain is the last climb as you drive through the canyon. Several lines exist, ranging in difficulty from WI 3+ to WI 5-, about 80 feet in length. Probably the most consistently forming route in the canyon.

Protection

Usually thick ice taking good screws. Several rap anchors at trees on top.

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MaryH.
Carbondale, CO
MaryH.   Carbondale, CO
Recently climbed here for the first time! The ice was super-fun, & the dry-tooling line to the right was hard but fun. Good movement on mostly good rock. M9 is the consensus I've heard for the rating of the route. No matter what, it's fun:-) Dec 26, 2015
Travis R. Thompson
Parachute (Rifle), CO
 
Travis R. Thompson   Parachute (Rifle), CO
 
If you were that close to the road, you were probably not on "The Final Curtain"; however, the curtain has formed every year since I can remember.
The mixed line (on the right) is usually the more in-and-out. I also wanted to say that there is a line basically right down the middle that I would say is WI 3. It is excellent if you are just learning to lead. Sep 12, 2007
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
I've done some ice climbs in this area, right near the road there was a sign "ABSOLUTELY NO ROCK CLIMBING!" When I pointed this out to my partner, he said "Good thing we're ice climbing!". It is so close to the road that a curious family came up to watch us, including toddlers and two dogs. We told them not to get too close, and they retreated hastily after one of the dogs nearly got beaned by a thundering ice block. Feb 11, 2003