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Stoneman 

WI4+ PG13

   
Type:  Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 150', Grade II
Original: WI4+ PG13 [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Ross on Feb 5, 2007

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The rap sling is 35m up. 28Jan07.

Description 

An awesome monster, this ice can become sculpted by high winds. Strenuous climbing leads to a ramp at 30m, a second vertical section is divided by smaller ledges that lead to the top. Walk off right, East.

Per Justin S: beware of avalanche danger if rappelling to the climber's right.

Location 

Stoneman is located directly right of West Gully ice climb above Black Lake.

Protection 

Approximately 11 screws. Screw placements are no piece of cake.


Photos of Stoneman Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Just before the pumpy crux of Stoneman.
Just before the pumpy crux of Stoneman.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the crux of Stoneman.
Leading the crux of Stoneman.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Lake Gully (left) and Stoneman (right) on 3/...
Black Lake Gully (left) and Stoneman (right) on 3/...
Rock Climbing Photo: Closer view of Stone Man, 12/5/10.
BETA PHOTO: Closer view of Stone Man, 12/5/10.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stoneman, RMNP.
Stoneman, RMNP.
Rock Climbing Photo: West Gully (left) and Stone Man (right) 12/05/10.
West Gully (left) and Stone Man (right) 12/05/10.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Stoneman on 3/11/2007 in rather sunbaked c...
Leading Stoneman on 3/11/2007 in rather sunbaked c...
Rock Climbing Photo: About to get to the pumpy, untouched crux of Stone...
About to get to the pumpy, untouched crux of Stone...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Stoneman in the sun.
Little Stoneman in the sun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stoneman.
Stoneman.

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By Dr. Evil
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 26, 2007
rating: WI5

Excellent route - definitely worth doing.
By Ross
From: Pinewood Springs
Nov 22, 2009

Did the climb 20091121. Partner hit a water ice dam on the easy ice above the climb as we were moving to the walk off. Heard the crash and thunder, I looked up and saw a sheet of water and ice coming right for me, glad we kept the belay in for this easy section.
By Justin S
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 8, 2015

Pretty easy to break this into two pitches if you want more gear or less pump. We walked to climber's right after the climb and rapped off (single 60m) a tree after a few hundred meters of traversing. In retrospect, we should've rapped the route directly as there was some avi danger on the slope we rapped onto. BEWARE OF AVI CONDITIONS IF WALKING OFF / RAPPING TO CLIMBER'S RIGHT.

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