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Steamboat Springs  

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Steamboat Springs is well-known for awesome powder, in particular, tree skiing and home to some of the best Nordic ski competitors in the U.S. It is not exactly a destination area for ice climbs. However, there are at least 2 ice climbs in the area. As a result, crowding does occur, but perhaps if locals add more information, the crowds may get spread out. One is a backcountry climb up near the pass...most common name to be added here...and the other is Fish Creek Falls, WI3. However, other ice probably forms in the area.

Getting There 

Steamboat Springs is located in the NW part of the state. From the east, it is probably best accessed via I-70 to Silverthorne, then N on CO Hwy 9 to Kremmling, then US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat. From the W, US 40 is probably accessed via CO Hwy 131 at Wolcott, or CO Hwy 13 at Rifle through Craig, or CO Hwy 139 to Rangely to CO Hwy 64 to Dinosaur. Then you head E to Steamboat Springs.

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Fish Creek Falls WI2  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Fish Creek Falls
Fish Creek Falls can be fun if you are in town and need something to do for a couple hours. The short approach and climb is often covered with lots of snow due to the areas high snowfall. In my experience, the falls are often thin and wet....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Mar 27, 2006
A guide on the Coors tour says that Fish Creek Falls is the one on the can.
By Bryan Gartland
From: Helena, MT
Nov 11, 2006
That's interesting. I've always thought Marble Falls in the Crystal Valley is the model for the Coors label.
By clay meier
Jan 4, 2009
Ok, so that sounds great. Most people know how to get to Steamboat. How does one physically get to the falls?
By Armin
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Mar 5, 2009
Headed there this weekend, anyone have current conditions?
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