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Baby Brothers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Brothers Carrutherzov, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Choss Temple Pilots S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Der Squeal S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Der Stihl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Girl Talk S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Gomorrah S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Gropius S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Hot For Teacher S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Huge S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Hurl Jam S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ice Man Cometh S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Liquid Culture S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Love and Rockets S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Motley Cruise S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Roadside Prophet S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
School of Rock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
School of Rök S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sigue Sigue Sputnik S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Squeal to Stihl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Twisted Sister S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Kurt Smith
Page Views: 89 total · 1/month
Shared By: Taylor Roy on Oct 9, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Wow! I can't believe this one hasn't been written up. Despite the reassuring bolt hangers, rat poop filled jugs, unnatural line, and a general film of silt covering the entire route, Ice Man Cometh is pretty fun.

Using strangely oriented holds, make some very powerful moves out the belly of a seeping cave. About 25 feet up, you are rewarded with a good rest. Unfortunately, it's hard to think of anything but the Hantavirus, because the holds are filled with rodent feces and dust. Pull into a shallow dihedral and follow the corner until the bolts strangely veer right, towards an arete. Finesse across the face using delicate footwork, and some small crimps and follow the easy, but very grungy arete to the top.

This is Rifle adventure climbing at its best. This thing has it all - a jungle like approach, hard moves, sandy rock, disease, rodent poop, and sketchy gear. All just 5 minutes from the car!

Location

After crossing the Bauhaus bridge, walk left instead of right. About 40 feet down the trail, turn right and head up a faint trail that leads uphill. When you hit the rock at the top of the hill, turn left and follow the wall until you reach a small cave. Ice Man Cometh is on the left side of the cave.

Protection

Bolts with homemade hangers and Eye bolt anchors.

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