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The 2012-13 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread


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Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,035

It's about time to get this thread started. Vail seems to be shaping up well. The Dez is soaking wet. Seventh Tentacle and the Fang need some time. Spiral Staircase looked a bit desperate. But climbs like Cupcake corner, Amphibian, Redbull and Vodka, Hooded Cobra, and all the stuff on the right side of the amphitheater seem to be in!

I heard from a friend of a friend that Lambs Slide has some fun ice right now.

All that being said, it's time to get psyched!

Dez is a little wet
Kind of lean conditions but it works out!
Buster Jesik on Dolly Madison. It's in fat!
Phil Wortmann on P1 roof of Redbull and Vodka

Kurt Ross · · Boulder, colorado · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 285

Ames isn't quite in, Bridalveil is still a bit wet, Smear o Fear is still a bit dry, the Stairway to Heaven could probably use some time to form up a little nicer, and I'd probably consider Mixed Emotions to be "thin but in". On a brighter note, avy conditions are excellent across the board!

Danielle Lovely · · Golden, CO · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 15

LMAO... I was all like, "No way, seriously!" and got a little excited... Thanks Noah! ;)

Simon Thompson · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 840

Haha awesome

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

Anyone heard any "projections" for snowfall this year as long as we are speculating?

Greg Gavin · · SLC, UT · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 758
Josh8384 Allison · · Glenwood springs, colorado · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 0

love it!!! I look forward to this thread all summer. Rifle is a bit wet might be a scary lead but I hope to see some good ice in the next 4 1/2 months or so.

Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,035

Anyone interested in Vail Sunday? (seriously)

Tony T. · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 45

This is a hilarious thread. I'm glad I'm not alone in the excitement for ice.

As for Lamb's Slide...I wouldn't recommend it until the temps dip a bit more. As of a few weeks ago, it was mushy, open running runnels of water, and dangerous and frequent rockfall. I'm not talking about the occasional pebble. There were fist and softball sized rocks plummeting down every minute starting at sunrise.

I'd say in a few weeks if the rocks start to freeze up again, the ice should be grand! =)

Cor · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 1,460

this is my favorite route!

the ice is in all year long, and always seems to replenish itself..

Current ice conditions.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

Man we need some moisture soon. I've only lived here for 6+ years, but I've never seen the mountains so dry and barren like before. There is minimal to be found.

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905

While you guys are getting ready for the season, here's an old GI Joe PSA on ice safety you all should watch:

youtube.com/watch?v=y5kFrCI…

Jaaron Mankins · · Durango, CO · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 930

Stairway is "thin but in".

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

Just keepin the dream alive for a few more months

Sure you can tool, but don't be a Tool, Fool!

Brent Apgar · · Out of the Loop · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 75
El Tigre wrote:While you guys are getting ready for the season, here's an old GI Joe PSA on ice safety you all should watch.
Haven't seen any of these in awhile, super classic.
Bonus points for the usage in this thread.
FlyinRyan · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 25

Anyone know conditions of the Skyscraper glacier up by Rollins pass?

Taylor-B. · · Valdez, AK · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 3,060

North side of Quandary Peak has a few mixed line options. North Star up by Blue Lakes is forming up.

Mt. Evans has a few mixed lines in above Summit Lake.

1st apron, M3 goodness!

Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,035

M fun climbing in CO.....as long as you don't mind the drive, there is stuff to be found out west right now!

M fun!
M fun!

erik wellborn · · manitou springs · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 355
Noah8000 wrote:M fun climbing in CO.....as long as you don't mind the drive, there is stuff to be found out west right now!
WHERE IS THIS??!!!
phil wortmann · · Colorado Springs, Co. · Joined Feb 2005 · Points: 735

Looks a little steep

Tony T. · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 45

It's coming!

Here's a pic I stole from 14ers.com forum. It's of the Loft on Long's from last week.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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