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Icebox Canyon  


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Description 

This area contains excellent short routes on good varnished rock as well as longer routes. Many of the routes are shady, making this a good place to hide in warm weather.


Getting There 

Park at the Icebox canyon trailhead, just past Willow Spring on the loop road. Approaches start on a good trail leading south from the parking lot.


Climbing Season



Weather station 4.0 miles from here

57 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',8],['5.9',11],['5.10',15],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Icebox Canyon:
Northeast Arete   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   Bridge Mountain
Hop Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Necromancer Wall
Fold Out   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Cold September Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Sunnyside Crags
Atras   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Necromancer Wall
Burlesque   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Frigid Air Buttress
Magellanic Cloud   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunnyside Crags
Frigid Air Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   Frigid Air Buttress
Sensuous Mortician   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Mister Masters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Lebanese JoJo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Smears for Fears Area
Greased Lightning   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Refrigerator Wall
Unknown 10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Black Magic Panties   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Necromancer Wall
Breakaway   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   Refrigerator Wall
La Cierta Edad   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 650'   Refrigerator Wall
Smears for Fears   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 100'   Smears for Fears Area
Spring Break   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Gotham City   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Sunnyside Crags
Tarantula   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Sunnyside Crags
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Featured Route For Icebox Canyon
The first crux on Smears for Fears.

Smears for Fears 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Smears for Fears Area
One of the sweetest slab routes in red Rocks. Even though this is bolted one should view it as a trad climb as the bolts are fairly far apart and were put in on lead at available stances. The first crux comes about 15 feet up. The next crux is clipping and climbing above the last bolt. Long fall potential here if you skitter off. Once you get your hands on the ledge a quick mantle will slow the heart rate back down and easy 5th class to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Icebox Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
A natural washer board in Upper Ice box.
A natural washer board in Upper Ice box.
A gnarled pine tree up near the summit of the Hidden wall.
A gnarled pine tree up near the summit of the Hidd...
Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyon parking lot.
Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyo...
Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found in Icebox Canyon. In april, these can be found to bloom. Photo by Tony Bubb, 4/2006.
Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
Ice Box Canyon proper.
Ice Box Canyon proper.
This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere between 800-1000ft high, and the rock looks to be good quality. The approach may well be one of the crux's.
This wall has no routes/ascents. It's somewhere be...
Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Another unclimbed piece of rock in upper Ice box.
Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon
Some cool bouldering in Icebox Canyon

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