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Contributed Photos

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East face of 1st Flatiron w/ lots of ice.  Silk Road is on right side of photo with a couple of other ice runnels/possible new climbs in the center.  The continuous, long ribbon just left of Silk Road was all rotten and would be pretty sketchy.

East face of 1st Flatiron w/ lots of ice. Silk Road is on right side of photo with a couple of other ice runnels/possible new climbs in the center. The continuous, long ribbon just left of Silk Road

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)

Jan 1, 2010

View of east face of 1st Flatiron, 12/31/09.  Lots of ice!

View of east face of 1st Flatiron, 12/31/09. Lots of ice!

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)

Jan 1, 2010

A view of the ice from the hike in.  A second possible climb forms above the slot canyon ice, but it was brittle from too much sunshine when I was there.

A view of the ice from the hike in. A second possible climb forms above the slot canyon ice, but it was brittle from too much sunshine when I was there.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Evergreen - Bear Creek ice

Feb 2, 2007

A view into the slot canyon.  It's like a mini-Ouray.  Think very, very mini.  But you can stem out from the ice to the rock.

A view into the slot canyon. It's like a mini-Ouray. Think very, very mini. But you can stem out from the ice to the rock.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Evergreen - Bear Creek ice

Feb 2, 2007

Adam Hobson firing up some the ice in the slot canyon during lunch break.

Adam Hobson firing up some the ice in the slot canyon during lunch break.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Evergreen - Bear Creek ice

Feb 2, 2007

1st pitch of Silk Road 1/21/07. Good stuff!!

1st pitch of Silk Road 1/21/07. Good stuff!!

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)

Jan 22, 2007

Approaching the base of the gully and the start of the climb.  The start of the First Flatiron rock climb is down and to the right.

Approaching the base of the gully and the start of the climb. The start of the First Flatiron rock climb is down and to the right.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)

Jan 22, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Flatirons : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)
By: Tom Rutkowski When: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: Climbed Silk Road to ring in the New Year. Route was in fine, thin shape...the warm temps today had quite a bit of melt going. I've never seen this much ice on the east face, lots of runnels everywhere. Probable won't last long with the warm temps today and tomorrow.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Evergreen - Bear Creek ice : Photo
By: Tom Rutkowski When: Feb 2, 2007

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Comments: This ice is about 30 ft tall.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Flatirons : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)
By: Tom Rutkowski When: Jan 22, 2007

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Comments: Climbed Silk Road on Sunday 1/21/07 and it was spicy. The new snow made it difficult to know what was rock and what was 1 cm thick ice. I did actually place a couple of screws. See the photo I took versus the one from the day before.

Enjoy.


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: Tom Rutkowski When: May 18, 2006

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Comments: Wow, I have to agree that the tone of this email thread is pretty acerbic. My two cents:

When I saw Dean’s photo, my reaction was “Sweet, Dean had free soloed yet another nice piece of rock”.

THE CLIMB WAS NOT ILLEGAL. If one takes the legality of the ascent literally, I’m not too sure what all the fuss is about. Maybe folks feel the Delicate Arch is sacred because it’s on the Utah license plate but that doesn’t count for too much to me. If the DA is sacred, what about recurring violations ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Boulder Canyon - Ice : Castle Rock/Lower Falls Ice
By: Tom Rutkowski When: Dec 11, 2005

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Comments: Climbed at the Lower Falls in Boulder Canyon on Saturday. The curtain is still forming up on the eastern most flow; the middle flow is a narrow but thick which was fun to lead all the way up to the ditch with a steeper headwall up high; the westernmost ramp is fat and wet. Not a soul!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Super Slab (5.10+)
By: Tom Rutkowski When: May 23, 2005

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Comments: Climbed Superslap at sunset on Sat 5/21 and I wasn't disappointed. However, if you're looking for the fixed piece from last year at the crux, you might be seriously disappointed.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge : Black Lake - West Gully (WI4)
By: Tom Rutkowski When: Mar 22, 2004

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Comments: Climbed West Gully at Black Lake on Sunday 3/21. It was warm and wet. Had to climb the left side of West Gully to stay in the shade, the right side was free flowing. Still good ice though. All Mixed Up is all nonexistent.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
James Peak Couloir conditionsColoradoTom RutkowskiJul 10, 2007
Climbing photo with CU in the backgroundColoradoTom RutkowskiApr 14, 2006

Contributed Stars

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Super Slab 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One