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The ice in the Poudre Canyon can be hard to come by and varies by season, but there are a few routes worth mentioning. This is also a challenge for people to explore more of the Poudre Canyon. There is more up there.

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Getting There 

From Fort Collins, take U.S. Hwy 287 (College Ave.) north to Ted's Place (Mile Marker 22) where you turn left (west) onto CO Hwy 14. You are now heading into the Poudre Canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Poudre Canyon
Once above the trees, this is where the route is.

Iron Mountain Icefall WI3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Poudre Canyon
This is a simple two pitch climb. If the snow conditions are right, then the first pitch should be longer. Bring your skis or splitboard. This is a great skin in, climb, and then ski out on awesome terrain. Be careful of avalanche conditions!P1 - ~180 feet, WI3. This is the money pitch. There are a few steps to overcome. Great ice!P2 - ~30-60 feet, WI2. The first 30 feet of the second pitch might only be WI1, we unroped and walked it. The second half was maybe 30 feet.Descent - from the to...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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