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Iceclimb
Intermountain Region Map

Arizona:

Could you possibly have come to this page out of curiosity alone? There actually is some ice in Arizona, though, admittedly, it doesn't form up consistently from year to year.
  • Tucson Area.
    • Mt. Lemmon
      • The Stain (WI3. 1 pitch). Located to the south of the Mt Lemmon highway a few hundred yards up the slope near milepost 11.
      • Name? (WI2?). The approach gully to the base of Neptune at the Reef of Rock on top of Mt. Lemmon is rumoured to get iced up. Begin the approach from the winter road closure at the ski resort; Continue up the road for a couple hundred yards, then head down the ridge at the first hairpin turn for perhaps a mile. Descending to begin climbing may be the crux.
  • Flagstaff Area. (Ice is an extreme rarity in the Flagstaff area, so if you suspect the conditions are good check with the locals at Vertical Relief Rock Gym 520-556-9909).
    • Mt. Elden. Some drips freeze up to create mixed routes of limited lifetimes in West Elden Canyon (take the road towards the Snow Bowl ski resort).
    • Paradise Forks. Some ice has been climbed above the Golden Pond at this rock-climbing area 40 miles west of Flagstaff.
    • Volunteer Canyon. Rumours suggest the possibility of ice.
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