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Member Since: Feb 14, 2007
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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 >>