Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Icebergs

Select Area...
Accordian Boulder 
Cockroach Boulder 
Donkey boulder 
Iceberg 1 
Iceberg 2 
Iceberg 3 
Iceberg West 

The Icebergs Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 8,500'
Page Views: 4,668
Administrators: Colin Parker, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 29, 2009
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Marc Roth climbing Year of the Cockroach. Miramont...

Remember to fill out a wilderness permit, even if climbing for the day! MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The Icebergs are a collection of heavily featured boulders on the steep hillside at the head of Year of the Cat Gully. Despite the quality of the bouldering here it remains less popular than some of the other areas due to it's lengthy approach and the relatively small number of problems.

Notable problems here include Iceberg Arete Direct (V1), Iceberg Arete (V2), The Organ Grinder (V5), Buddha Belly (V5), Clubbing Baby Seals (V5), Crack-O-Pop (V5), Year of the Cockroach (V5+), Love of Basic Cable (V9) and Greenpeace (V10).

Getting There 

The easiest approach is from the western end of the Year of the Cat Gully, although it's possible to come in from the southern end of Area 51/Deer Canyon if you know the way.

For the Cockroach Boulder head uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail up the steep hillside angling slightly left (southwest) until the boulder comes into view. You'll be coming in from the backside of the boulder but the steeply undercut base will be a clue you've arrived.

The main Icebergs (#1,2 and 3) are found by hiking uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail that switchbacks steeply along the hillside for several minutes until the distinctive boulders come into view.

The Accordian Boulder is even further off and lies a bit further uphill and southwest of the main Icebergs.

Approach time for the area is approximately 35-45 minutes depending upon your fitness and routefinding skills.

Climbing Season

For the The Tramway area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Icebergs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Icebergs:
Crack-O-Pop    V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Iceberg 1
Unnamed v6   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Iceberg 2
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Icebergs

Featured Route For The Icebergs
Rock Climbing Photo: Addison on Crack-o-Pop

Crack-O-Pop V5 6C  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Iceberg 1
SDS at a low flat rail and work sloping ledges with minimal feet to progressively easier moves the higher you get. Creative footwork and body tension are helpful on this one. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Comments on The Icebergs Add Comment
Show which comments
By DDriscoll
From: Tucson, Arizona
Oct 9, 2016
Great area. Accidentally left a guidebook here on 10/8/16 - please message me if you happen to run across it! Cheers.