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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Chockstone Chimney

WI3-4 R (35)

Trad, Ice, 2 pitches

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Apr 13, 2005

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Feb '07. The upper section. There was a short rock traverse (left) to a snow ramp after the ice ended.  Bring tricams, a small selection of cams, and be prepared for some loose rock.

Feb '07. The upper section. There was a short rock traverse (left) to a snow ramp after the ice ended. Bring tricams, a small selection of cams, and be prepared for some loose rock.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chockstone Chimney (WI3-4 R)

Feb 14, 2007

Feb '07. Simulclimbing the snowy middle section. The views up through this slot are way cool.

Feb '07. Simulclimbing the snowy middle section. The views up through this slot are way cool.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chockstone Chimney (WI3-4 R)

Feb 14, 2007

Feb. '07. Bottom section.

Feb. '07. Bottom section.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chockstone Chimney (WI3-4 R)

Feb 14, 2007

Feb '07. Approaching the final bulge.

Feb '07. Approaching the final bulge.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chock Up Another One (WI3-4)

Feb 14, 2007

Feb '07. 60m ropes will get you to the belay tree.

Feb '07. 60m ropes will get you to the belay tree.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chock Up Another One (WI3-4)

Feb 14, 2007

Feb '07. Great route. Good snow & ice except for one thin section, which had enough ice to climb, but no protection (not even knifeblades).

Feb '07. Great route. Good snow & ice except for one thin section, which had enough ice to climb, but no protection (not even knifeblades).

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chock Up Another One (WI3-4)

Feb 14, 2007

Two unknown climbers on Birdbrain, 2-7-07.

Two unknown climbers on Birdbrain, 2-7-07.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bird Brain Boulevard (WI5 M6)

Feb 14, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Chock Up Another One (WI3-4)
By: sandstone When: Feb 14, 2007

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Comments: This is a great route for the grade. The position and views are awesome.

The left hand route is about 60m from the base to the belay tree, so it is a full pitch.

In Feb '07 there was a middle section that was too thin to protect with screws, and there were no rock placements (not even knifeblades). I got in a pretty good cam just below this section, and there was enough ice for decent pick placements, so it was OK.

After that there is a big snow shelf and a fun steep bulge at the very top, ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Chockstone Chimney (WI3-4 R)
By: sandstone When: Feb 14, 2007

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Comments: Eds. reference to an incorrect photo:

I've posted some newer photos of what the guidebooks say is Chockstone Chimney (the old McTiernan guidebook is actually better for identifying these climbs than the newer Roberts guidebook -- that is assuming McTiernan got it right :-).

This is a fun route that is not hard. The views up and down the route (especially looking up under the big chockstone) are very cool.

Here's one way to do it (in the conditions we found). Walk under the first ch... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Chock Up Another One WI3-4

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Chockstone Chimney WI3-4 R

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road