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Routes in Ice Cave Wall

Angst S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dirty Lid T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Schoolio S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Amos Patrick on Oct 24, 2009
Admins: J. Stark

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Dirty lid it the usually dirty crack about halfway between Schoolio and the cave. Can be lead on gear but remember this is Iowa limestone. Can also be TR'ed off a tree. The main crack starts about 25 feet off the deck.


Obvious crack on the left about halfway between the Comic Gallery and the cave.


Tri-cams are useful.


Bill McKirgan
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bill McKirgan   Cedar Rapids, IA
Yes, this one will get yer lid dirty if you are on top rope. The best start seems to be from left of the line traversing right to the ledge where the hand crack begins. The crack is big hands and fists, and takes large stoppers, tri cams, and a variety of cams (c4: .5 -- 4). I have not led it but have top roped it and also enjoyed aiding it with a top rope for insurance. Gear held well during bounce testing. Good dirty fun. I agree with the 5.7 rating.

The picture on this page shows the route in it's summer-time full-foliage spender. Climbing in late fall, winter or early spring is probably best.

A large tree about 20 feet from the edge at the top is ideal for dropping a static line to allow one to rap down to set up the top rope anchors. Anchors are in good condition as of 12/2/2012 (hangers not hooks). Dec 2, 2012

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