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The 2013-2014 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread


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LIV Veraldi · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 495

Let's get this thing rolling . . . thinking, training, dry tooling, fantasizing, anything . . . with the new snow (or even old snow), has anyone seen any new (or remaining) ice to jump on?

Jay Karst · · Golden · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 65

Its a sickness!
However, It wont be long until the high peaks get their first dusting. Shortly there after the temps begin to plummet, The winds start to whip and dreams of alpine ecstasy fill the mind.
But for now, DEAD HANGS, DEAD HANGS and more DEAD HANGS!
Much like a wolf with the first taste of blood, fear i have tasted, and now i thirst for more!

Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,020

Vail is shaping up well as of a couple weeks ago. So is the campus board

phil wortmann · · Colorado Springs, Co. · Joined Feb 2005 · Points: 735
erik wellborn · · manitou springs · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 355

Drytool sessions at the Manitou Man Cave, i.e, "The Ghetto" are off to a good start.
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Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,020
erik wellborn wrote:Drytool sessions at the Manitou Man Cave, i.e, "The Ghetto" are off to a good start.
As classic as it gets!!
Jay Karst · · Golden · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 65

MEGA butt shot E-Dub!

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

Lincoln is still in from ice 20 years ago

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

dry tool time around here coming up in Sept or Oct. Want all the rock I can have until the first snows.

Tom-onator · · trollfreesociety · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 790

Lows hovering at or near the freezing point in the high country.
Water molecules are slowing down and starting to bond together.

Hope for an early and long winter.

'Poons are sharpened and waiting for whispers of bootpack!
abovethebolts · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 5

That picture showed a LOT of snow on Pikes. Anybody been up around Total Abandon? With that big dump, it should be pretty fat.

Austin Baird · · SLC, Utah · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 95

You people are all sick. I'm lighting candles to all the gods I can think of to prolong the summer and fall. Hopefully into January.

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 998

A sweet June trip report:

coldfear.com/endless-winter…

Tom-onator · · trollfreesociety · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 790
Austin Baird wrote:You people are all sick. I'm lighting candles to all the gods I can think of to prolong the summer and fall. Hopefully into January.
Here's a giff entitled Fuck December for you Austin, courtesy of assholeclimbers.com.

I never knew Bugs bunny was an ice climber lol.

P.S. J.Todd,
Mulkey Rocks
Tom-onator · · trollfreesociety · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 790

Subtle signs are everywhere bump.

Photosynthesis shutting down.
This was on my lawn Thursday morning :)
Steven N · · CO · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 80

With all this precip, its gonna be a early and FAT season

RobC2 Cotter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 240
Steven N wrote:With all this precip, its gonna be a early and FAT season
Too bad the Big Thompson Canyon is impassable & will be for some time washed into the Big T River...
Taylor-B. · · Valdez, AK · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 3,060

Took the tools for a walk up to the north side of Quandry and came up empty handed. This area is usually a good ice indicator for early season. But... there is a good solid dusting and it was cold and windy. One route to keep a close eye on is North Star.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
RobC2 wrote: Too bad the Big Thompson Canyon is impassable & will be for some time washed into the Big T River...
Right! Approaches have quadrupled.
ckskier · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 5

First snow of the season on Hyalite Peak! Getting stoked

Hyalite Peak.
ShaneL · · Colorado Springs, Co · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 10

Winter park and Loveland got snow and Aspen got snow as low as 8,000 ft. Pikes peak looks great to! Plus there is a larger colder storm coming in this weekend. Let the season begin!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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