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Popsicle 

WI4-5

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus: WI5- [details]
FA: unknown to me
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 5, 2003
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Description 

A fun, prominent pillar of ice on the arÍte. Vertical, quality, sustained. Easier if chopped out. Find this climb downstream from the lower bridge of the Ouray Ice Park. It is easily viewed from the metal viewing platform below the bridge on the E side of the canyon. It lies slightly upstream from a double-trunked, large tree (juniper?) and just uphill from a small tree/bush (juniper?). It can form into 2 pillars or a single pillar depending on the year.

From the bottom of the canyon, find this first arÍte downstream from the lower bridge of the Ice Park with a pillar of ice. Likely, it will be chopped out due to it's popularity. Ascend moderate ice to a great ledge/rest just to the left of the upper pillar. Rest, then fire up vertical ice with a midheight awkward bulge to the top. More mentally intimidating than physically challenging. Steep-pick-tools can make this more of a cruise. Enjoy.


Protection 

Screws/slings.


Toprope Protection 

Long slings to reach the big juniper tree and short slings to reach the shorter tree/bush



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  Joel climbing up Popsicle.
Joel climbing up Popsicle.
Taking a lap on the Popsicle, Feb., 2010.
Taking a lap on the Popsicle, Feb., 2010.
Dan leading the popsicle through top-ropes in Ouray.
Dan leading the popsicle through top-ropes in Oura...
Jim Hutchinson, owner operator of Ourayle house finishing up Popcicle.
Jim Hutchinson, owner operator of Ourayle house fi...
A somewhat indirect (read that "not hacked up") start to Popsicle just to the left of the obvious line.
A somewhat indirect (read that "not hacked up") st...
Matt climbs Popsicle, Ouray Ice Park.
Matt climbs Popsicle, Ouray Ice Park.
An interesting mixed start to Popsicle.
An interesting mixed start to Popsicle.
Looking down Popcicle. Bringing Jim (Hutch) Hutchinson up.
Looking down Popcicle. Bringing Jim (Hutch) Hutchi...
Popsicle start.
Popsicle start.
Chopping popsicles.
Chopping popsicles.
Further on up the rope.
Further on up the rope.
Stanley on Popsicle (at center), Dec., 2004.
Stanley on Popsicle (at center), Dec., 2004.
The cave start of the mixed start to Popsicle.
The cave start of the mixed start to Popsicle.
Popsicle. 12/2013.
Popsicle. 12/2013.
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By Mark Cushman
From: Cumming, GA
Mar 10, 2010