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The Icebergs  


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Description 

The Icebergs are a collection of heavily featured boulders on the steep hillside at the head of Year of the Cat Gully. Despite the quality of the bouldering here it remains less popular than some of the other areas due to it's lengthy approach and the relatively small number of problems.

Notable problems here include Iceberg Arete Direct (V1), Iceberg Arete (V2), The Organ Grinder (V5), Buddha Belly (V5), Clubbing Baby Seals (V5), Crack-O-Pop (V5), Year of the Cockroach (V5+), Love of Basic Cable (V9) and Greenpeace (V10).

Getting There 

The easiest approach is from the western end of the Year of the Cat Gully, although it's possible to come in from the southern end of Area 51/Deer Canyon if you know the way.

For the Cockroach Boulder head uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail up the steep hillside angling slightly left (southwest) until the boulder comes into view. You'll be coming in from the backside of the boulder but the steeply undercut base will be a clue you've arrived.

The main Icebergs (#1,2 and 3) are found by hiking uphill from the Tetrys Boulder following a worn trail that switchbacks steeply along the hillside for several minutes until the distinctive boulders come into view.

The Accordian Boulder is even further off and lies a bit further uphill and southwest of the main Icebergs.

Approach time for the area is approximately 35-45 minutes depending upon your fitness and routefinding skills.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['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',3],['V2-3',11],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Icebergs:
Crack-O-Pop    V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Iceberg 1
Year of the Cockroach    V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 15'   Cockroach Boulder
Unnamed v6   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Iceberg 2
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