South-facing Smears Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: I shot this picture of the south facing ice from t...
Several small smears exist on the north side of the tunnel, up the hill. I've never climbed them, so I'm adding this ice description so people who have can add the routes.
Park at the tunnel. Hike around the north side and traverse up the hill and you'll see at least three formations.
Climbing Season For the Moffatt Tunnel area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For South-facing Smears
Main South Facing Flow
: CO Ice & Mixed
: ... : South-facing Smears
I don't know if this climb has a name or who has the first ascent. I'm adding it because no south-facing routes have been added.This route can be seen from the parking lot. Cross the tracks, and follow the chain link fence on the right (that surrounds the tunnel and the small man-made stream) toward the flow. You'll be heading towards the south facing wall of the canyon at this point. The fence ends but keep going up the hill until you get to the climb. Snowshoes would have been really grea...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Ken Trout screwing around.
BETA PHOTO: Denise Park on the South Smear, 1-12-14.
BETA PHOTO: Conditions on 12/7/02.
Tom Walker on the South Facing ice at Moffat Tunne...
BETA PHOTO: Bob Berger on lead. South Smear.
BETA PHOTO: The main south-facing flow. Taken on 3/8/03.
Mar 4, 2003
The main south-facing climb has filled in sufficiently. Deep snow landing if you left your rope behind. Rap anchor at a tree on top. Bring snow shoes for the approach, or plan to clawl for an obscene distance like we did.
The main north-facing climb looked fat from a distance.