The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread


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RobC2 Cotter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 240

Pretty wet n' wild in CO this summer the post-monsoon should be epic...

Alton R. · · Boulder, Co · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 160

Yes!!! Let's do this!

GLD · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 89

Just no. Not yet.

mark55401 · · Minneapolis · Joined May 2011 · Points: 273

might SoF be in around Thanksgiving? curious if late November might be an opportune time

Bryan Gilmore · · New England · Joined Nov 2005 · Points: 1,200
mark55401 wrote:might SoF be in around Thanksgiving? curious if late November might be an opportune time
think it's usually a little earlier than that.
RobC2 Cotter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 240

Days are gettin' shorter...

BIF

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
RobC2 wrote:Days are gettin' shorter... BIF
And oh so wet. Fingers crossed this could be the year. haha as long as the potential El Nino doesn't cover it all.
Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 75

At the end of last season I began injecting Winstrol-V and Rodeo Bull testosteroneÂ…now adding insulin growth factor, HGH & peptidesÂ…spent most days this summer deadhanging on my axes yelling and screaming at my wife in fits of rageÂ…has really helped our marriage. Ready for ice season.

Scott Robertson · · Portland, OR · Joined Jun 2002 · Points: 110

I don't even live in Colorado, but the fact that this thread has already started brings me joy.

YES!

jon jugenheimer · · Madison, WI · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 2,049

About an inch or so fell on Mt. Evans last night according to a friend that lives around there.

Dukietown · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

From the Friends of CAIC facebook, a shot of Evans yesterday:

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

Found this avalanche deposition cone a few weeks ago. I went back with the pons and tools and got pumped silly bouldering in the ice cave and it even has a perfect gravel landing! I'm looking for partners to go back for some more fun, send me a PM. I kind of want to keep this a semi-secrete, but will hint that it is only a 15min walk from the 4WD road;)

Avi-ice cave

Peter Blank · · Grand Junction, Colorado · Joined May 2008 · Points: 160

Get a life!

Taylor-B. · · Valdez, AK · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 3,060
Peter Blank wrote:Get a life!
Haha! Sorry, I just couldn't resist trolling on a ice thread in July/Aug. Get a life suckas. It wasn't a complete lie, the ice cave is located here- mountainproject.com/v/mt-by...

On another note.
Me and the Lincoln Falls Ice Pixies.
The Lincoln Falls Ice Pixies and I have left the dirty South for more ice and bling up North. This fall it's up to you fine folks of Colorado to do what ever you want with the plumbing up at LF. Most of it is stashed above the pillars area and there is also a submerged bucket and pipe above the Bowling Alley belay boulder that feeds the middle pillars area that needs to be cleaned out. Farming this area really improves the quality and number of climbs up there.
And for those that are looking for relief from the hordes of TRs. I cleaned and trundled about 700ft of climbing on the big rock buttress to the East of LF. The Windy Wall can actually be a reprieve from the strong Westerly winds that plague that area.
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/hoosier-passlincoln-fall/105744524

Have a great season:)
-Taylor
Alex Langfield · · Colorado · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 65

Any ideas on what the alpine ice is looking like? Evans black wall area perhaps? Was gonna hike out there and take a look but got tied up.

Ted Eliason · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 540
Jon E. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 70

Anyone seen the ptarmigan fingers recently?

RobC2 Cotter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 240

As my mom used to say when I was but a wee lad, if you don't have anything good to say, shut yer gob...

Dharma Bum · · Glen Haven, Co · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 585
Fresh snow on Long's 9/10.

Snow overnight on Long's!
Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

snowed on all the peaks..abasin, berthoud pass, pikes.

Good stuff.

Leo Paik · · Westminster, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 22,800

Some ice is trying to form in RMNP. Here's a photo of ice across from Timberline Falls trying to form up:

Whispers of a new season.

Also, there were actually bits of ice on the ground at Loch Vale gorge, although it's just water on the cliffs.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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