Robinson Park Ice Climbs
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Varied icefall, mostly WI3, on the vertical walls of the quarry. A very nice spot for some low-intensity ice climbing.
From the parking lot, walk NW along the edge of the quarry. The icefall is about 100 yards from the lot.
Walk around to the ledge above the quarry to build a toprope anchor.
Therneau brothers in action. Joel leading the main...
Isaac coming up the ice.
|Comments on Robinson Park Ice Climbs
|By Kris Gorny|
Feb 28, 2007
Some of these climbs can be WI5 or more, depending on conditions. I thought the main flow was solid WI4 last year.
|By Erik Olson|
Oct 4, 2007
Agreed. Mostly WI IV.
|By Shawn P. Tracy|
Nov 26, 2007
I totally agree with Kris in that ice climbs range from just harder Grade 3 to solid Grade 5+ (all conditions dependent)--plus mixed grades to about M8. You're only limited by your imagination and by staying OFF the routes on the Sigma Wall and Relationship wall with ice tools and crampons.
Mar 18, 2013
"Varied icefall, mostly WI3"
I'd say that the flows are consistently WI4 season-to-season, a bit easier or harder depending on ice conditions.
In his book, Will Gadd defines WI4 as "a short bit of vertical ice or a longer pitch of 75- to 80-degree ice". While the climbs at Sandstone are short, the ice is pretty steep -- I'd say 80-90 degrees.