This area was the first in the San Luis Valley to see ice climbing. It is south facing, so it may be very wet and sun baked at times. There are at least 6 climbs that are almost always in, and more than 30 inconsistent ice or mixed lines in the area. Anything from WI3 to M7.
This is located right above the big outhouse/pullout before going over Wolf Creek Pass from the east.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chain Station:
Honeymoon Gully WI3 M4 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Snaggle Tooth M5 Mixed, 1 pitch, 80'
Penny Slot M4 Mixed, 1 pitch, 60'
Pencil-Neck Geek M4 Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'
Grinch's Chimney M4 Mixed, 1 pitch, 80'
Gear Jammer WI5 M5 Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Sometimes a Great Notion WI5- M5 Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 50'
Columbine Falls WI3 M4 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch
Jake Break M5 Mixed, 1 pitch, 80'
Chimney WI3-4 M3 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Fatcicle WI4 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Bigcicle WI4-5 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
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Jake Break M5 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chain Station
This is trad mixed at its best. You get rock stems with tools in ice runnels, dry tooling in flares, groveling, and it's all on your own gear- the best type of mixed! Maximum value for one pitch from bottom to top. It is rarely in due to massive sun hit, so if it looks decent and not rotted out up top, get on it! The crux is surmounting the large chalk stone 1/2 way up, but depending on the amount of ice on the route it could vary. The climb is obvious up through the slot at the top, but th...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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