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Routes in Mineral Fork Ice

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West aspect of Kessler, on the east side of the Mineral Fork drainage.

West and south facing, and not very well protected from sunshine, the ice here is fickle at best.

On some cold, sustained winters, this ice forms providing an amusing diversion from the local classics.

Take care with snow conditions as this area is known for avalanche fatalities.

Getting There

Ski/snowshoe up the Mineral Fork trail for around 2 miles. Look across the valley towards the west side of Kessler, near the bottom of the West Coulior of Kessler. If the ice is in, it will be visible (weather permitting) to the right of a rock buttress.

Alternatively, if doing a ski descent of the West Coulior of Kessler, the ice is located near the bottom of the coulior, where a traverse to the right avoids a cliffy area. Look back and up to skier's right to see the main ice falls.

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