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Lower Icicle Canyon Rock Climbing 

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This area is the first group of crags as you drive into Icicle canyon (3.5 miles from highway 2). Parking is available at a roadside pullout just opposite of the Fridge Boulder.

There are no access issues here, as the Washington Climbers Coalition and the Trust for Public Land bought this area in April of 2005.

Getting There 

Drive down Icicle Creek Road for 3.5 miles. Park at a pullout opposite of the Fridge Boulder. The crag immediately above is Trundle Dome, other crags are upward and to the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

42 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Icicle Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Icicle Canyon:
Paydirt   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Surf City
Flake Fest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Trundle Dome
Ski Tracks Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Ski Tracks Crack
Don't Forget Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Underhill
April Mayhem   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Trundle Dome
Hundred Dollar Dash   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   Trundle Dome
Surf City   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Surf City
Sonic Boom   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Trundle Dome
Groping for Oprah's Navel   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Sam Hill
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Rock Climbing Photo: The double cracks of Ski Tracks Crack.

Ski Tracks Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Ski Tracks Crack
Tricky moves off the ground lead to a shelf, then the real business of fingerlocks and thin hand jams up the rightward-leaning double cracks. Very fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 5, 2016
Jon Nelson, some more consolidation:

This area has a nice topo that shows how these various little areas could be combined, I would title it " Lower Icicle Canyon"

Surf City
Trundle Dome
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 6, 2016
Thanks Geoff,
good idea.

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