Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The 2013-2014 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
   Page 11 of 21.  <<First   <Prev   9  10  11  12  13   Next>   Last>>
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
 
By Philip Magistro
Dec 20, 2013

Boulder Canyon ice, lower falls is virtually nonexistent.


FLAG
By Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Dec 21, 2013
me on my redpoint

anyone been to redstone yet?


FLAG
By Jason Maki
Dec 21, 2013

Squid is alive and well, although probably not for long. It's hooked out, "thick" ice to the ground, consensus is about 5+ right now. Everything else up there is severely delaminated. Tentacle goes, for now. Calamari is out.


FLAG
By Knockneed Man
Dec 21, 2013

Dave Cummings wrote:
anyone been to redstone yet?


Not much... the little that was there took a hard beating the past two weeks with the sun and warm temps. We need lots of snow and cold.


FLAG
By Daxman
From Avon, CO
Dec 22, 2013
Backpacking on the High route

Any ice in Rifle? Would love to get on some frozen pillars of goodness.
Thanks!


FLAG
By Brice W
Dec 22, 2013

I drove by Coors Lite on Thursday. Despite the warm temps of last week, it looks fat and in good shape.


FLAG
By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Dec 22, 2013

Daxman wrote:
Any ice in Rifle? Would love to get on some frozen pillars of goodness. Thanks!


blog.glenwoodclimbingguides.com/


FLAG
By tom bohanon
Dec 22, 2013

Although it changes very guickly, Glenwood Falls was in for Jeremy Joseph and me 2 days ago. Better conditions than we expected, and quite safe it seemed, as long as one is off by 10:30 AM or so.

Glenwood Falls from the descent trail 12-20-13
Glenwood Falls from the descent trail 12-20-13


Glenwood Falls from the road 12-18-13.
Glenwood Falls from the road 12-18-13.


FLAG
 
By Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Dec 22, 2013
Goofin' on the Grand after soloing the Upper Exum with my wife.

Updated conditions here: blog.glenwoodclimbingguides.com/?p=311

Enjoy!

The Pleasure Pillar (right side of Final Curtain) at Rifle Mountain Park, CO on 12-21-13.
The Pleasure Pillar (right side of Final Curtain) at Rifle Mountain Park, CO on 12-21-13.


FLAG
By Kevin Craig
Dec 22, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd

Jaws is out for now. Cracked the whole way across (even the low angle stuff on the left).

Jaws, 12/22/13.
Jaws, 12/22/13.


FLAG
By Dholmb
Dec 23, 2013
lumpy

Jewel Lake (RMNP)

Jewell Lake ice 12/16/13.
Jewell Lake ice 12/16/13.


Jewell Lake ice 12/16/13?
Jewell Lake ice 12/16/13?


FLAG
By Mike Hasse
From Lebanon, NH
Dec 23, 2013
Descending the knife edge ridge on Aiguille du Midi, Sept. 2012

Climbed the first two pitches of Three Tiers (Tenmile Canyon) today. The ice itself was decent, but the snow conditions were just about too dangerous.
The approach had a couple sections of small windslab over sugary snow, which were avoidable (for now) by sticking to the small ridges. I had to do some dry tooling on the right hand side of the climb to avoid a large slab between the first two tiers, and we didn't continue up the third tier due to another large unavoidable slab. I don't recommend it.


FLAG
By seth0687
From Fort Collins
Dec 24, 2013
Leading the first ice pitch of the NW Gully-Thatchtop

How is snow conditions on AMU. Thinking about heading up Friday but with this new snow I'd love some opinions.

Thanks.

Seth


FLAG
By other
From San Diego, CA
Dec 24, 2013

Any interest in carpooling to the ouray ice fest from so california and /or splitting a room in ouray 9-12? Pm me.


FLAG
By erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Dec 25, 2013
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good

Is Martha in yet?


FLAG
By Jay Brown
From Aspen, Colorado
Dec 25, 2013
<a href='http://Davidcliffordphotography.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >Davidcliffordphotography.com</a>

Yo Dave
Did avacado and the drool on Monday!
I'd get out this wknd or thurs?


FLAG
 
By phil wortmann
From Colorado Springs, Co.
Dec 25, 2013
Shredded by the Center Route.

Erik, Martha's is a very serious outing and should be taken seriously. I would advise setting up a base camp at the junction, then erecting a series of high camps which you can stock over a period of time during acclimatization hikes. Also, you should have a beacon in your pack in case you're hit by a landslide.


FLAG
By Jim Davidson
From Fort Collins, Colorado
Dec 26, 2013

Any one know conditions on Silverplume? Seen it from I-70? Thanks in advance.


FLAG
By Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Dec 26, 2013
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, weird roof since the curtain broke off. Photo by Cody Olsen.

Don't forget the ten essentials


FLAG
By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Dec 26, 2013
Bocan

Jim Davidson wrote:
Any one know conditions on Silverplume? Seen it from I-70? Thanks in advance.


Looked good...worth the stop. 10 mile and vail looked amazing as well.


FLAG
By Ted Eliason
From Westminster, CO
Dec 26, 2013
Ice Fest 2014

Last Sat Silverplume was slush. Officer's was perfect.


FLAG
By Kevin Craig
Dec 26, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd

Lots to climb in the Ice Park including the climbs in the lead-only area - ice quality is pretty good this year too.

The Ribbon is in good shape but be aware, some total JACKASS took an enormous dump about 10-12 feet below the bolted belay half way up the climb. This pretty much precludes using the bolts to rappel as it would result in you dragging your ropes through a huge pile of sh*t. What the hell is the world coming to? First someone takes a crap at the base of Calypso in Eldo now actually ON an ice climb. Must have been an interesting rigging challenge though I have to admit based on where it is.


FLAG
By Andrew McCallister
From Denver
Dec 26, 2013
Just past the first crux at Munchkin Land

Anyone know the snow build up for the bowls in 10 mile? Thinking of heading up there but CAIC is showing Level 3 for Vail & Summit County.


FLAG
By Scott S. Allen
Dec 27, 2013

"Golly Gully" is a nice beginners ice climb in Boulder Canyon that has formed from flood scour.

Park as for The Dome, take the bike path down east, through the tunnel until the second ice filled gully is found on the right(north) side.

Hardmen need not apply. Merely a series of creek bed rolls and flows for almost 800 feet to a high shoulder of Flagstaff mnt. Descend heading west via pine trees & grassy slopes, avoiding cliffs (stay left) and eyeing the first gully passed on approach.

Donovan "Dark Warrior" Allen, 15, exploring ice in Golly Gully
Donovan "Dark Warrior" Allen, 15, exploring ice in Golly Gully


FLAG
 
By Highlander
From Ouray, CO
Dec 27, 2013

saw this yesterday on the Ribbon, I was hoping it was just mud or rock.

Kevin Craig wrote:
The Ribbon is in good shape but be aware, some total JACKASS took an enormous dump about 10-12 feet below the bolted belay half way up the climb. This pretty much precludes using the bolts to rappel as it would result in you dragging your ropes through a huge pile of sh*t. What the hell is the world coming to? First someone takes a crap at the base of Calypso in Eldo now actually ON an ice climb. Must have been an interesting rigging challenge though I have to admit based on where it is.


FLAG


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 11 of 21.  <<First   <Prev   9  10  11  12  13   Next>   Last>>