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5.6 Corner at Ice Cream Parlor.
A three pitch route on the far left side of the wall. A broken, wide-ish corner system equipped with rap rings. Lots of pro available.
P1: Short, but good, hand and fist crack with some nice positioning and movement. Easy to protect, this is a great beginner trad lead. Finish at some rap rings. (5.6)
P2: A Chossy bolted pitch with an occasional placement to an anchor. (5.5)
P3: A long and wide crack to an anchor. (5.6)
Most people climb only the first pitch.
Left of Crack 1, 2, and 3 in the corner.
Standard Rack to at least a #4 Camalot and possibly a #5.
Neyguy working his way up the first few moves.
Rachael at the anchors of 5.6 Corner, Ice Cream Pa...
Fun route for kids too. Here's Cody (age 5) at the...
BETA PHOTO: 5.6 Corner Trad Route.
After completing an unknown second pitch that cont...
BETA PHOTO: The wide flake on the third pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Josh at the belay anchors after traversing the led...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up into the guts of the flake.
Dustin contemplating the next section of flake (th...
BETA PHOTO: A view of the ledge littered with rocks.
Steve T leading the first pitch.
Steve Thomas leading the second pitch.
Photo by L...
From: Goretex-Vortex, CO
May 29, 2007
Short but fun. Didn't place anything larger than #2 camalot.
|By Greg D|
Mar 17, 2008
Location is approximately 75 feet left of crack 3 and as you might guess, it's in the corner.
|By Mark L|
May 13, 2008
felt very secure and easier than 5.6
|By Brian Scoggins|
From: Eugene, OR
Mar 16, 2009
Good jams the whole way. Any where it gets wide, there's face holds. I carried singles from .3 C4 up to #4 friend, although, I didn't need anything smaller than .5 C4. The face to the right can be toproped at a very technical 5.10.
|By Jonathan Amburgey|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 31, 2009
This is a nice warm-up, or a good intro climb to crack climbing in the Moab area. I found it to be a good route for practicing jamming and foot technique. Too bad it's not a longer route. There are anchors present at the top, just right of the last block after topping out (they're visible from the ground). There's also a nut lodged in the small finger crack just below the anchors (my partner tried to pull it, but it seems to be permanently wedged). Gear wise, I used primarily BD cams (#'s .5 - 2 (doubles on the size 2 are helpful), and a size 6 Metolius Master Cam).
|By Eric Odenthal|
Dec 9, 2009
looks like a second pitch continues up and right then moving back left following bolts to the anchor below the wide corner. haven't been up there yet, but hope to check it out when the snow melts.
Jul 15, 2010
This is actually a 3 pitch route. Pitch 2 is mostly bolts with maybe 1 medium cam. Super easy 5.4. but crumbly so be carefull. Pitch 3 goes up about 60 feet up WIDE flake so bring big gear maybe #4 and #5. Looks easy but I did not do it. I saw anchors on top of flake about 20 feet to right of the end of the flake crack. I saw the anchors from a different climb, the 5.8 crack back to the left. There are also rap bolts on the flake itself so you can bring 1 rope.
|By Josh Cameron|
Jun 12, 2011
Multipitch at Ice Cream Parlor! The third and final pitch is what defines this route. When we climbed it we placed 2 #4 C4's, but you can protect it well with just one. And if you want, you could even place a #5 near the start. However, the flake above isn't as wide as it looks from the belay. My second #4 barely fit; a #3 would have worked better.
This pitch had two cruxes. One down low that involved doing a sort of mantel onto a narrow shelf (which makes a good rest) and the second at the top of the flake which involved some lieback moves. There were great hands but slippery feet. Once on top of the flake, you still have work to do. Traverse right on a narrow ledge (there's a flake about chest high here that has great hands but it is extremely loose) to a belay anchor. I placed a #1 C3 in a crack between the ledge and headwall to protect my follower. Watch out at this belay because there is a great deal of loose rock. Two raps with a 70m got us to the ground.
|By Mountain Dreamer|
Dec 9, 2011
I climbed the second and third pitch in 2009. I placed bolts and chains for the belays and a few bolts on pitch 2 because the rock was such poor quality I didn't trust some of the crack protection. Enjoyable if you don't mind some choss.
Oct 1, 2012
Believe this route to be Tom Gilje's route Space Ghost with the one and only Stonefed regular Jasper. Really 4 pitches but the first two are easily linked. Link the first 2 and the 3rd is the off width which ends on top of a pillar exiting a hand crack (stay in the chimney to get there). Don't stop there as the 4th is the money pitch, 10b. Down climb from the pillar and continue up the wide hands section. It will get smaller and then traverse left under the roof. Pull the roof to exit and rap anchors are up on the next ledge and on the face. Oh yeh I'm a chickenshit and used a 5 friend and 2 number 6 friends on the off width. Might be nice to have 3 wide hands pieces for the 4th pitch. Doubles were o.k. from small fingers to hands.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 29, 2013
Maybe it's because I have fat hands and fingers but I thought this was considerably harder than 5.6. But so did my friends; Steve has average hands and Lucy has slender hands. The crack is awesome but the jams, and especially the feet, were a little tenuous.