|Palisades Kepler State Park
Nearby Mountain Bike Rides
Fast - Flowing - Fun berms - Good mix of trail difficulties - Creative obstacles. Near Cedar Rapids, IA
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River side cliffs and bouldering
Between Cedar Rapids and Mount Vernon on U.S. 30.
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Winter view approaching dam wall area.
Orlando area mid winter.
|Comments on Palisades Kepler State Park
|By Dan Roberts|
From: Eastern Iowa
Feb 18, 2009
Climbing has been going on here for many decades. Nice cliffs. I know bouldering is getting bigger up there so if anyone knows get it posted because this area can use some traffic. I have the old guide and will be posting out of that as I get to it.
|By John McMullen|
From: El Portal, CA
Apr 25, 2009
Having grown up in Eastern Missouri, I explored and climbed a lot in MO and Iowa as a kid. I climbed at Palisade Kepler when I was a teenager (by way of knowing about the Iowa Mountaineers climbing there). Although it's a small area, the Dolomite is fine!
|By Nicholas Tomsen|
From: Iowa City, IA
Apr 25, 2009
I really enjoy this little state park for its climbing, especially because it is so close to Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. It can get pretty dirty and stay wet after a rain, but such are the challenges of climbing in Iowa. I put up a beta photo of the Outlook recently that might be of some help to get an idea of the area. Also, here is a partially finished book in PDF format about bouldering at Palisades that I ran across. Enjoy! www.geocities.com/midwestclimber/pal/Palisades_Kepler_Bouldering.pdf