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|Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! MORE INFO >>>|
First 50 feet is a detached chandelier pillar, 90 to 95 degree ice for 75 feet with large, free hanging icicles that can make climbing even on top rope a bit dicey. Eases to 85 degrees last 40 feet. Plan on getting dirty at the top setting up rappel/top rope on anchor tree.
Can't miss it. 0.5 miles on left after road turns into dirt. 5 minute hike. You can park right below the climb.
Screws. There were carabiners and cord/webbing fixed around a tree for decent as of this writing.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jan 11, 2017
Stone Free and Ice Palace are on state-owned Division of Wildlife land that is part of the trout hatchery and hence are off limits to all climbing, including mixed and ice climbing. These climbs are not part of city-owned land that makes up Rifle Mountain Park. In the last few years, the Division of Wildlife has put up more and more signs that state "No Climbing", and DOW employees will chase off climbers who climb there. It should be encouraged to honor this closure as the Rifle Climbers Coalition has made repeated attempts to open up access to this area and repeated violations of the climbing closure probably make these efforts even more difficult.
Climbing closure sign at beginning of canyon.
One of the "no climbing" signs at the base of the climbs.