Boulder Canyon - Ice Climbing
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Mar 19, 2006|
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Ice climbers have climbed routes along this little canyon including near the mouth of the canyon (private property), near Cob Rock?, Lower Boulder Falls, Vampire Rock, Black Widow Rock, assortment low-angle flows, the area S of Castle Rock, and a few areas upstream from Castle Rock. Due to various reasons, the ice farming stopped, and the traditional leaks (mostly repaired) of the aqueduct and low-angle spring flows are what remain of the ice opportunities in the canyon.
So, if you're looking for some low-end to moderate, nearly-roadside ice, you may find something here to climb during cold months like late November to late March.
Remember, this is a limited resource in an area over-represented with climbers, so please respect each other and the ice & rock. For you mixed aficienados, please refrain from dry tooling on established Boulder Canyon rock routes. In the past, this has led to conflicts. Picks are meant to penetrate ice & hook rock, not penetrate skulls. Have fun!
It is probably not be worth the drive if you are coming from areas further afield until/unless the ice farming is allowed to resume.
Please park in legal sites so as not to incite the wrath of CDOT. Remember, CDOT thinks of some of these pullouts as their territory.
Classic Climbing Routes at Boulder Canyon - Ice
Days w Precip