Elevation: 10,984 ft
GPS: 39.356, -106.083 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Malcolm Daly on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Ice Climbing

Great site easily accessible from the Front Range Cities. Located on the NE Face of Mt. Lincoln, the drive is quick, the approach is even quicker so get there early...it gets crowded! There are 3 distinct lines to climb and dozens of variants (deviants?) possible, from half-pitch pillars to three pitch cruise fests.

DO NOT CROSS ON THE ICE OF THE RESERVOIR. This is a let-down reservoir so the water level may be several feet below the ice level. Punch through and you'd never get out.

Getting There

From Breckenridge, drive south to Hoosier Pass. Honk at the Nordic skiers and snowmobilers as you pass and head south about another mile. Look for a major dirt road that cuts back to your right above Montgomery reservoir. Also look for the ice on the NE side of Lincoln. Depending on snow conditions you may be able to drive all the way to a parking lot at the NE corner of the reservoir. Otherwise, park where the road ends. This is a private sub-division so be very careful not to block the road or any driveways. Walk around the north end of the reservoir, past the Magnolia mine site, then chug up the hill to the ice.

Organization

Does anyone have the original names for the various flows up here? The various guidebooks have some confusing names & descriptions. It would be nice to clean up this area of the database. So, since no one has coughed up more info, here's a shot at organization.

Left Flows:

2 pitch main line, WI3-4.
Short WI4 pillar low.
Mixed lines angling from the center flow to the left, M3.

Center Flow:

2 pitch main line, WI3-4-. Multiple subtle variations.

Lower Right Cliff:

Mixed crack, M6.
Bolted line, M7?
Hanging Curtain, WI4+.
Primary ice, WI3-4-.

Upper Right Cliff:

Low angled flow, WI2-3.
Bolted line, M7?
Sickle on a Stick, WI5.
Curtain, WI4-5.
Not in the Brochure, WI5 M6.

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