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.
Ice screws. Stubbies or medium length for 1st pitch.
Trees for the 1st pitch. Trees/shrubs for the 2nd.
At the top of the LH flow, there is a new 2-bolt anchor.
Upper flow, 12/15/13.
P2 I-70 Sickle, R side, previously submitted, WI-4...
P1 I-70 Sickle, previously submitted, WI-4- condit...
Upper flow, WI3+ conditions, 12/15/13.
Chris Underwood climbing on the upper flow, 12/15/...
Approaching the upper flow, 12/15/13.
Lower flow, WI3 conditions, 1/18/14.
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.