Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes) Rock Climbing
The Potato Routes portion of the Ice Caves Wall has long been a popular wall for moderate routes and features old classics like Merry Maids. This subarea includes routes Vortex to Small Fry.
This area is most often accessed from the Feline parking area which is found 0.6 mile from the park entrance station. The parking area is a large pullout on the left (west) side of the road, immediately across the creek from the obvious chalk-streaked Feline
route. To access the Potato routes, cross the bridge and head down canyon, passing the gray cave where Chud
resides and the Funny Face. The barren belay zone below Do the Mashed Potato
is obvious after passing through the vegetation.
Alternatively, you can hike Koper's Trail from the Lower Ice Caves area to access these routes.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes):
Hot Potato 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Middle Ice Caves (Potato Routes)
Vortex aka Fat Slags 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
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Left of Merry Maids is a line of bolts that follows the featured, gray face to anchors below the Merry Maids anchors. This route has some interesting and enjoyable moves, and is a worthwhile route to get on if you are in the area.If both routes are unoccupied, it is possible to continue to the Merry Maids anchors, however these two routes interfere with one another as lowering from Merry Maids brings you down right on top of this route.This ro...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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