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Icecapades Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 33.74088, -112.17416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Eric Foster on Apr 26, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: The first problem at the icecapades, desert rally ...


This area is located about 2 miles to the southeast of The Ice Castles. The rock is sharp quartz monzonite similar to the rock at Beardsley Boulders and Pinnacle Peak. The area most likely hasn't been tapped out as there are several hundred boulders in the area. As of now access to the area and how to get there has changed since I was last there and if anyone could post some new information on how to access the are that would be great! I no longer live in the are but a few people have recently reached out to me about getting here.

Getting There 

How to access the Icecapades ares is currently unknown. Please PM me if you have any helpful information on accessing the area. Prior to construction of a new housing area you could access the area by crossing this bridge at these coordinates (33.735601, -112.169893).

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For the **Phoenix Areas area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

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An absolutely AMAZING finger crack traversing left and out from under a steep rounded boulder. Sit start with good holds in the crack just left of a small boulder at your back. Make very powerful moves on finger locks and bad feet till the crack widens and tops out. Top out on good holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Up close veiw of beer bong boulder
BETA PHOTO: Up close veiw of beer bong boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the boulders in the area, ranges from 10-15...
One of the boulders in the area, ranges from 10-15...

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By Vlad M-15
From: glendale, az
Mar 14, 2010
tried to go to this area today but 51st ave is blocked of and there is a fence that says no trespassing. Appearently construction for the Central Arizona Project is going on.
By Rolen
From: Glendale, Arizona
Nov 10, 2012
I went here today and you can get through the fence now. this the best place to boulder in the Phoenix area there are thousands of boulders to climb.
By Ben Rakozy
From: Peoria, AZ
Apr 27, 2015
I drove to the end of 51st but there are "No Trespassing" signs all over the fence at the end of the road. Has anyone attempted to receive permission to access this area? Are the Icecapades off limits? It seems a shame to not be able to climb here.
By Trey Lewis
From: Glendale, Az
Dec 22, 2016
The area is state land. All you need is a state land access permit.
By Jonathan cun
Dec 29, 2016
Awesome Trey thanks for the info and thinking of checking out the spot monday. I've been doing south mountain the past three sessions. Hopefully the approach isn't as long.
By Christian King
May 10, 2017
I was just here a few hours ago, and it's an incredible area. It is still open, but yeah finding the entrance can be a bit wonky. When you come up upon the road closed sign, just drive past the barrier on the east side of it. There's enough space for your car, and I'm pretty sure they put the barrier there that way on purpose. There were a few other people parked there behind the barrier. Obviously don't park on the bridge. Once you cross the bridge, there is another barrier, and a barbed wire fence with "No Trespassing" signs. They do patrol the area every now and then, so all you need to have an Arizona Land Trust Permit. It's just $15 for a whole year for one person. There is an opening to the right. Just climb over the cement wall. Then just have fun exploring the area, bouldering, climbing, hiking, whatever you feel like. The climb to the top of Pyramid Peak is definitely a fun one. I recommend it.

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