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Climbed Slip Sliding Away earlier today and it was pretty good. Very warm in Ouray and at the climb, things are wet and need some cold weather. Most of Skylight area climbs are really thin. Also, Lake City is in and ready to go.
Greetings, I'm fairly certain that the FA of "Slip Sliding Away" was Kevin Donald, Duncan Ferguson and International Alpine School students the winter of '75/'76. I do not remember seeing it in shape when Jeff Lowe, Kevin Donald, and David Brashears did "The Skylight" in '74/'75, anyway I named it after hearing the song while sitting in the Outlaw restaurant later that evening. Best wishes, Kevin Donald
By Scott Bower From: Fort Collins, CO Jan 2, 2007 rating: WI4
I recommend doing this as a single, long pitch if you have enough gear and a 60m. Rope drag was not a problem and you get a nice, big, tree belay at the top. Plus, the top is in the sun after late morning.
Second the recommendation to do it as one long pitch. There is sometimes another pitch that forms up above the tree belay. Wallow up snow to a thin lower angle gully grovel - even when there, the ice is thin and the pro tricky. The climbing is easier than the first pitch however. Worth doing if it's formed and you're there anyway. A seemingly solid dead tree on the left with slings/cord provides an anchor to rap to the initial tree belay. 2 x 60m ropes/raps.
Lastly, though the "On Ice" video says the climb depicted is Slip-Slidin' it looks a lot more like Slippery When Wet.