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Frigid Air Buttress Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,499'
Location: 36.1437, -115.49187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff McJenn on Oct 16, 2013


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Shady all day except maybe from 11am - 2pm due to the shade the wash provides with trees. Very secluded due to the fact that the only people who would ever see this boulder are hardcore scramblers or trad climbers going to Frigid Air Buttress (and unless they wanted to warm up on a boulder a trad climber wouldn't waste his/her energy)

Getting There 

Park in the Ice Box pullout and start to head down the trail as if you were going to go to the "waterfall" of Ice Box. After a 5 min hike or so you will start to see the wash on your left becoming deeper and deeper, look to your left and notice the canyon closer than that of the true Ice Box Canyon, this canyon is The Necromancer on the left wall and Frigid Air Buttress on the right wall. Drop into the wash when the main trail begins to pull away from being parallel with the wash, and start to head for this canyon. After about a 10 min hike you will begin to notice large boulders that the trail will actually go thru. Immediately after this you will see a short two move dyno on a small boulder I dubbed "Breaking the Ice" because this is where you enter a long wash of boulders with much more potential, hike about another 30 feet around a bend and you will notice the Tri-force boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Icebox Canyon area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Start with a beautiful slug (sloppy jug) for your left and a nice incut crimp with your right. Work up and to the right to gain a nice sidepull while the whole time you have nice but spaced out slugs to your left. Work straight up to a incut crimp right below the lip, then work left to another crimp before making an exciting move to a sloppy pinch on the upper left of the problem, one more exciting move (crux mantel)..enjoy....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Cunning Linguist
Oct 18, 2013
None of these claimed FAs are new routes. Climbers have routinely done these lines approaching frigidaire since the 70s. Rule of thumb:if the 'fa' takes place on the approach to a popular climb, looks decent, and can be done in approach shoes, *they've been done before*. One of these lines has been led on gear for practice, I've scrambled the same line with a pack on, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Probably just old-man-itis here, but I miss the days before every day of hiking and exploration had to be filed, photo'd, and named. There are so many great bouldering spots in Red Rock-to send people out to this tiny and forgettable nook to waste a day seems like a sandbag. Did you guys see the huge rad boulders before you even get in the canyon? Hike ten minutes less than this 'area' you posted up and get some actual quality bouldering in. Look for the pyramid shaped boulder off to your left from the parking lot. It's light years better than the area full of approach shoe scrambles. Even better, check out the epic Oak Creek boulders, or the stuff near Flight Path.

Believing this area is worth it is like saying Greedo shot first. End rant.
By Jeff McJenn
May 19, 2014
Lol troll much?? this area was never met to pack a lunch and head out for a day was for people who were already hiking/trad climbing in ice box... I'd love to see u send something in approach shoes buddy, ur probably a washed up 5.9 trad climber who thinks they are hot shit..
By Jeff McJenn
May 19, 2014
Also that huge boulder u speak of is a choss pile

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