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Aug 10, 2013
Kirk Couloir Challenger Peak
Let's get this thing rolling . . . thinking, training, dry tooling, fantasizing, anything . . . with the new snow (or even old snow), has anyone seen any new (or remaining) ice to jump on? LIV
Joined Dec 28, 2007
497 points
Aug 10, 2013
Me
Its a sickness!
However, It wont be long until the high peaks get their first dusting. Shortly there after the temps begin to plummet, The winds start to whip and dreams of alpine ecstasy fill the mind.
But for now, DEAD HANGS, DEAD HANGS and more DEAD HANGS!
Much like a wolf with the first taste of blood, fear i have tasted, and now i thirst for more!
Jay Karst
From Golden
Joined Oct 30, 2007
84 points
Aug 10, 2013
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, w...
Vail is shaping up well as of a couple weeks ago. So is the campus board Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2010
979 points
Aug 10, 2013
Shredded by the Center Route.
Pikes peak summit right now! Any day...
Pikes peak summit right now! Any day...
phil wortmann
From Colorado Springs, Co.
Joined Feb 23, 2005
664 points
Aug 10, 2013
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good
Drytool sessions at the Manitou Man Cave, i.e, "The Ghetto" are off to a good start.
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erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Joined Apr 3, 2008
360 points
Aug 10, 2013
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, w...
erik wellborn wrote:
Drytool sessions at the Manitou Man Cave, i.e, "The Ghetto" are off to a good start.

As classic as it gets!!
Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2010
979 points
Aug 10, 2013
Me
MEGA butt shot E-Dub! Jay Karst
From Golden
Joined Oct 30, 2007
84 points
Aug 10, 2013
Lincoln is still in from ice 20 years ago Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
Aug 10, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
dry tool time around here coming up in Sept or Oct. Want all the rock I can have until the first snows. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,090 points
Aug 11, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Lows hovering at or near the freezing point in the high country.
Water molecules are slowing down and starting to bond together.

Hope for an early and long winter.
Hope for an early and long winter.


'Poons are sharpened and waiting for whispers of bootpack!
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
796 points
Aug 13, 2013
That picture showed a LOT of snow on Pikes. Anybody been up around Total Abandon? With that big dump, it should be pretty fat. abovethebolts
Joined Mar 10, 2007
6 points
Aug 13, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life
You people are all sick. I'm lighting candles to all the gods I can think of to prolong the summer and fall. Hopefully into January. Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
101 points
Aug 13, 2013
Moss
A sweet June trip report:

coldfear.com/endless-winter-fi...
Jason Todd
From Ranchester, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
503 points
Aug 13, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Austin Baird wrote:
You people are all sick. I'm lighting candles to all the gods I can think of to prolong the summer and fall. Hopefully into January.

Here's a giff entitled Fuck December for you Austin, courtesy of assholeclimbers.com.

I never knew Bugs bunny was an ice climber lol.

P.S. J.Todd,
Mulkey Rocks
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
796 points
Aug 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Subtle signs are everywhere bump.

Photosynthesis shutting down.
Photosynthesis shutting down.

This was on my lawn Thursday morning :)
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
796 points
Sep 12, 2013
With all this precip, its gonna be a early and FAT season Steven N
From CO
Joined Dec 26, 2004
53 points
Sep 13, 2013
RCC@50+ Photo courtesy CO Crack Gear
Steven N wrote:
With all this precip, its gonna be a early and FAT season


Too bad the Big Thompson Canyon is impassable & will be for some time washed into the Big T River...
RobC2
Joined Mar 9, 2009
198 points
Sep 19, 2013
Mountain Bandito
Took the tools for a walk up to the north side of Quandry and came up empty handed. This area is usually a good ice indicator for early season. But... there is a good solid dusting and it was cold and windy. One route to keep a close eye on is North Star. Taylor-B.
From CO & AK
Joined Oct 20, 2009
2,469 points
Sep 19, 2013
Bocan
RobC2 wrote:
Too bad the Big Thompson Canyon is impassable & will be for some time washed into the Big T River...


Right! Approaches have quadrupled.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
Sep 22, 2013
First snow of the season on Hyalite Peak! Getting stoked
Hyalite Peak.
Hyalite Peak.
ckskier
Joined Sep 19, 2013
5 points
Sep 23, 2013
Lower Saddle Grand Teton
Winter park and Loveland got snow and Aspen got snow as low as 8,000 ft. Pikes peak looks great to! Plus there is a larger colder storm coming in this weekend. Let the season begin! ShaneL
From Colorado Springs, Co
Joined Mar 24, 2011
11 points
Sep 23, 2013
Mountain Bandito
Went up to Mt. Evans and climbed the chimney between Ozark Prom Queen and Ozark Backwoods on the west buttress. The Aprons and cliffs above Summit Lake are the driest they have been all season. I think that during the "mega storm" that the tops of the high peaks were above the clouds, but any cliff below 13,000ft is wet and holds potential once it gets colder.
-Happy Hunting
The fattest ice around.
The fattest ice around.


Scrappy.
Scrappy.
Taylor-B.
From CO & AK
Joined Oct 20, 2009
2,469 points
Sep 23, 2013
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, w...
Fun ice and choss out south. So it begins..... Get some


Mixed.
Mixed.

Ice.
Ice.

Choss.
Choss.
Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2010
979 points
Sep 24, 2013
another day in RMNP
Noah8000 where were you?



Looking good...maybe before December 1st?
Nodin deSaillan
From Boulder
Joined Mar 11, 2013
85 points
Sep 26, 2013
Garrett Gillest at Zappa Wall Escalante Canyon, ag...
For at least 10 years, mid-Sept/early Oct would roll around and I would get an email from Jack Roberts about what have I heard, have I climbed anything yet...

Now another year has past, looks like we are all be on our own to do all of those approaches, instead of emailing Jack. Jack Roberts was CO ice climbing at its finest, always knew who got the seasonal FA, who had climbed what that season, and always let you know that your hopeful FA was already climbed.

Another year of missing Jack
Kevin Gillest
From Arvada, CO
Joined Dec 26, 2003
2,139 points
Sep 26, 2013
Mountain Bandito
The Ice Gnomes are are back at it up at Lincoln Falls.

Ice Gnome.
Ice Gnome.

Top of the pillars area.
Top of the pillars area.
Taylor-B.
From CO & AK
Joined Oct 20, 2009
2,469 points


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