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Location: 49.3218, -88.1187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dave Rone on Dec 23, 2009
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Shawn rapping off Arjumand's Shroud after the firs...

Description 

Although barely visible from the road, this area boasts a large number of high-quality routes in a very small area. You can get a lot of climbing done in here!! Of course this means that you likely won't be alone, but you'll almost always be able to get on something.

Most routes face west to northwest, and usually don't get too sun affected until well into March.

Getting There 

Park about a mile past Glace Eclatante, the huge wall of ice up on the right side of the highway as you are traveling north. If possible, try to use a parking area (Scenic View Road) on the west side of the highway (the parking area is the GPS coordinate). In any case, make sure your vehicle is well off the highway! Get the shovel out if necessary, or be prepared for a ticket.

The trailhead is across the highway from Scenic View Road, and will likely be well-traveled. 10 minutes gets you to the routes at the north end of the Ice Palace, 20 minutes to the south end.

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['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',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Dave Rone and Burt Lindquist on the 2nd pitch of Professional Business Man. <br /> <br />Photo:  Brian Bottan; taken from the Ice Palace trail

Professional Business Men M8  North America : Canada : ... : Ice Palace
Aptly named, as everyone involved was "on the clock" during the Ice Fest when it was put up. This route has a little bit of everything. Steep ice down low, committing trad climbing in the middle, and steep bolt protected M climbing on top. It is broken into two pitches, although you could lead through with a 60m rope... The first pitch is M7 35m. Start out on the Grade 5 ice at the base. Come over the ice bulge and rock step into a steep rock alcove that becomes overhanging as you begin to appro...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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