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Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 115'
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Submitted By: Douglas Lossner on Jan 12, 2010

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Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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.

Location 

Can't miss it. 0.5 miles on left after road turns into dirt. 5 minute hike. You can park right below the climb.

Protection 

Screws. There were carabiners and cord/webbing fixed around a tree for decent as of this writing.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Nate Erickson on Stone Free. Jan. 10, 2014.
Nate Erickson on Stone Free. Jan. 10, 2014.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone Free. Jan. 10, 2014.  Photo: Nate Erickson.
Stone Free. Jan. 10, 2014. Photo: Nate Erickson.
Rock Climbing Photo: Douglas Lossner placing pro. Note using the big ic...
Douglas Lossner placing pro. Note using the big ic...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of amphitheatre containing Stone Free and Th...
Photo of amphitheatre containing Stone Free and Th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Crew - 1-11-10. Chris Gebhardt, Betty Thorsen,...
The Crew - 1-11-10. Chris Gebhardt, Betty Thorsen,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Where did the ice go!? Better get out my trowel. T...
Where did the ice go!? Better get out my trowel. T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Betty Thorsen working her way up through that 95 d...
Betty Thorsen working her way up through that 95 d...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim Whalen lowering off after thoroughly pumping t...
Jim Whalen lowering off after thoroughly pumping t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Gebhart behind Stone Free with The Ice Palac...
Chris Gebhart behind Stone Free with The Ice Palac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Douglas Lossner on lead.
Douglas Lossner on lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of Stone Free taken from the road. Climber, ...
Photo of Stone Free taken from the road. Climber, ...

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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.

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing closure sign at beginning of canyon.
Climbing closure sign at beginning of canyon.


Rock Climbing Photo: One of the "no climbing" signs at the ba...
One of the "no climbing" signs at the base of the climbs.

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