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The crux is in the first 30 feet to easier climbing above. This is a short and steep pillar to some frozen mud and snow bushwhacking. Yet another short and sweet classic Colorado ice climb.
This route is located about 15 feet to the left of Honeymoon Gully. It shares the same descent options as the Honeymoon Gully.
Ice screws, and a rumor has it that a bolt protects the climbing when the ice is not completely formed. Use natural anchors for the belay.
BETA PHOTO: Fatcicle on the left, Honeymoon Gully on the right...
|By David Hertel|
Jan 23, 2011
Sweet climb! There are some old slings and a wire gate at the base of one cluster of trees at the top. We left a new piece of webbing to help encourage the old anchors. Beef up the anchor just a bit and you can top rope it. Descent is to rappel off the anchors over 'Honeymoon Gully.'
Current conditions (1/22/2011): a bit of rotten and hollow ice, hard to protect. Top rope may be the best option, or be just a little bit crazy to lead it.