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Icebox Canyon  


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Location: 36.1451, -115.4925 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 16, 2004
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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

59 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',11],['5.10',16],['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
Atras   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   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
Sensuous Mortician   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   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
Mister Masters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunnyside Crags
Greased Lightning   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Refrigerator Wall
Weenie Juice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   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 easy chimney on Frigid Air Buttress

Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Frigid Air Buttress
This route is guarded by the fearsome words "offwidth", "6-inch nuts", and "big pro". I'm probably ruining some big secret by saying that it's not at all fearsome - just lots of fun with a short approach, good pro, and big ledges at every belay.Approach via the Icebox Canyon trail. Cut over to the streambed at the confluence of the two forks of the canyon. This is a good place to leave your packs / shoes. Follow a faint path to an obvious flake just left of the toe of the buttress.P1 (190', ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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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 Hidd...
A gnarled pine tree up near the summit of the Hidd...
Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyo...
Close-up of a Paper Bag Bush near the Icebox Canyo...
Manzanita bushes are one of the main plants found ...
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 be...
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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