Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Bill Schmausser
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Shared By: Rich F. on Jul 4, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details


This is a great climb up the face, a few flakes, and along the left side of a jutting prow to a nice, bowl-shaped ledge with two anchors (see photo).


This is basically in the middle of The Icebox -- just behind and a little to the right of the tall pine tree. Scramble up a rock ramp to the start, which is a little to the left of the anchors above. I highly recommend Stewart Green's new "Rock Climbing Colorado (2010)" guidebook for details on the climbs at the Icebox.


7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. You could also use some small cams in the flakes -- but the bolts are exceptionally well placed. Whoever put this route up did an fantastic job!


Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
Thanks, Ben. I added his name -- and I intend to purchase your guidebook, too. Jul 4, 2011
Colorado Springs, CO
Joshua1979   Colorado Springs, CO
I am very curious as to why someone would give this route a bomb. We all thought this was a stellar line on beautiful rock. Jul 6, 2011
Tim Stich
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tim Stich   Colorado Springs, Colorado
Leo, you hated this route! Well, my friend didn't like it either, inexplicably. I found it a nice respite from the usual ho-hum slabfests 11-mile offers.

It's rated 5.10a in Ben's guide, but it's definitely only 5.9. The route is easier at the crux if you go behind the final arete-flake. Stay out front to keep it more interesting. Jun 4, 2012
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Ooops, that "bomb rating" was an error on my part. Sorry. Jun 5, 2012
Adam B
Wheat Ridge, CO
Adam B   Wheat Ridge, CO
For a 75' sport route, this thing is really cool. Layback, arete, horizontal jams, and a beautiful setting! Jul 31, 2012

I thought this was a great little route. Really neat holds, nice climbing, and nice protection. Jul 27, 2015
Karl R. Kiser
Karl R. Kiser  
This is another route where a piece before the first bolt is safer. Aug 9, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO
pcrist13   Colorado Springs, CO
I would agree with Stitch. The difficulty of this route completely depends on the arete section. Whether you're mostly on the back or front side of the arete made a huge difference for me. So I'd probably call it a 9+ for added thought-provocation. Aug 17, 2015