This is an organizational entry for the RMNP mixed/ice database. It includes ice climbs along the North St. Vrain drainage and possibly others if folks find things to climb along other waterways.
From CO 7, perhaps 10 miles south of Estes Park, find the well-marked Wild Basin entrance (as of 2008, still no fee during the winter). Drive west as far as the road is plowed. This is usually ~1 mile short of the summer road terminus. Park. Walk, snowshoe, or ski in ~1.5 miles. You can take the horse trail on the south side of the creek or pass Copeland Falls and carefully cross the creek. Note pools in the creek can be quite deep.
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Hidden Falls (main) WI4 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Hidden Falls
This is a nice fat flow that starts off mellow for about 20 feet up to small ledge--then about 55 feet of near vertical right up the middle of this flow. It definitely gets the blood flowing toward the end. Exiting left gains a tree for a TR anchor. Another tree to the right-center is good for the other side. The route is wide enough to allow two TRs at the same time. Some mixed terrain is fun to attempt on TR on the far right side. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO