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I-70 Sickle 

WI3-4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 120'
Consensus: WI3-4 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 12, 2004

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Leading the right side of the lower flow, 1/18/14
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Description 

Fun but is it legal? Curious? This is a south-facing ice route right off I-70 1 mi before the Silverplume exit. You can scope the 2nd pitch from Georgetown/Guanella pass road.

P1. 1st pitch is in an obvious pullout, probably a driver distraction. The ice is thinner than it looks. WI4-. Can walk off R.

P2. 2nd pitch is a broad curtain 40-80 ft WI3-4. Walk off R. Can get balmy.

Not sure about parking issues.

Protection 

Ice screws. Stubbies or medium length for 1st pitch.

Toprope Protection 

Trees for the 1st pitch. Trees/shrubs for the 2nd.

At the top of the LH flow, there is a new 2-bolt anchor.


Photos of I-70 Sickle Slideshow Add Photo
Upper flow, 12/15/13.
Upper flow, 12/15/13.
P2 I-70 Sickle, R side, previously submitted, WI-4 conditions, KO & KY, 1/00.
P2 I-70 Sickle, R side, previously submitted, WI-4...
P1 I-70 Sickle, previously submitted, WI-4- conditions, thin, stubbies useful, 1/00.
P1 I-70 Sickle, previously submitted, WI-4- condit...
Upper flow, WI3+ conditions, 12/15/13.
Upper flow, WI3+ conditions, 12/15/13.
Chris Underwood climbing on the upper flow, 12/15/13.
Chris Underwood climbing on the upper flow, 12/15/...
Approaching the upper flow, 12/15/13.
Approaching the upper flow, 12/15/13.
Lower flow, WI3 conditions, 1/18/14.
Lower flow, WI3 conditions, 1/18/14.

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By G-123
From: Littleton
Dec 18, 2009

WARNING: I received a ticket at the I 70 sickle not worth the hassle. I recommend just going to Silverton or Vail for that matter.