|By Knockneed Man |
Jan 11, 2014
You're talking about the airport ice off the Rio Grande Trail. It's about 10 minutes from Aspen driving, and you can get there by one of two ways... either park at the Airport Business Center (if going towards Aspen, make a left at the airport stoplight and go straight back, through a stop sign and park by a commercial building straight ahead - there's a trail that goes towards the river, crosses a bridge, then makes a left on the Rio Grande. About a 10 minute walk), or go down Cemetery Lane, cross the river and park in the lot on the left, then head downriver on the Rio Grande Trail for about 15 minutes).
The airport ice is pretty small, and definitely not a destination climb. You can either lead or solo it, though it can be thin at the top, or hike around and tr off some small trees.