Ice climbs in City of Rocks form as snow accumulates on the rock, melts, then flows down the granite faces. The runoff freezes at night, over time creating ice that becomes climbable. The world-class rock climbing City of Rocks is famous for transforms into something more challenging. Experienced climbers with crampons, ice picks, and other special gear can climb new routes created by the ice.
Last updated: February 12, 2020