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By clint dillard
From: Louisville, Co
Feb 12, 2007
|Skied out and climb the far left climb yesterday 2/11/07. 1 pitch of ice and 2 of snow. There is more ice higher on the route, but it is very thin with possible avalanche danger getting up to it. The route to the far right was very rotten looking. Conditions now are not worth the ski out unless your looking for a good adventure.|
By erik rieger
From: Ridgway, CO
Mar 7, 2015
If you're looking for a leg day plus some good climbing, this is a good spot to go. It's a 7-8 mile ski to St. Vrain Peak from the closed gate.
Between the campground andincludingthe "Dog Day" routes shown here, there are up to 15 total ice/mixed routes on various walls from moderate to pretty hard (over 6 miles...), all on the south side of this long valley. The routes are similar to south-facing routes you might find in Hyalite Canyon and are very condition dependent. In general, you should expect steep, sun-baked ice with at least some mixed climbing and 25-45m pitch lengths. Bring rock and ice gear and two ropes. There's some avalanche hazard on the Dog routes, and the remoteness makes this a serious place to climb.
I guess you could also camp out there when conditions are good. Also, this area should be re-categorized into the Indian Peaks section.