2016-17 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread


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

Git some...

Skeleton

Cor · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 1,455

Does anyone know if Martha is in?! ;)

bearded sam · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 145

Hiked to Lincoln today. Starting to form but no where near ready. The park county side got way less snow than the summit side.

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

Did Total Abandon Tuesday, crux is very fragile so don't lose your sh*t on it...

Crux Total Abandon.

Kevin Gillest · · Arvada, CO · Joined Dec 2003 · Points: 2,305
Ed Schaefer · · Centennial, CO · Joined May 2014 · Points: 35

I was in RMNP last week and a few areas had started to slick up, but nothing to really talk about yet.

Mostly just wanted to bump this up.

Dave Cummings · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 190

Ice has started for form on a few things in the San Juans. Bridalveil has a little ice on it as well as a few other things in the area. Very far from climbable but it is starting to form.

Tom Reed · · Dripping Springs, TX · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 0

For a non local, what might be in season for Longs in mid Nov? If not ice, rock?
I'm looking for fun fun not spicy fun.

Jerod Mendolia · · Colorado Springs · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 40

Had to leave a .4 BD X4 on Total Abandon on Saturday. If anyone finds it let me know, I've got beer for you.

RobC2 Cotter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 240
Tom Reed wrote:For a non local, what might be in season for Longs in mid Nov? If not ice, rock? I'm looking for fun fun not spicy fun.

It will be full-blown winter up there at that time severe cold with high winds we've had snow already with more to come. It won't be "fun", more like epic...
William Rhyne · · Casper, Wyoming · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 135

I am partner-less this weekend with ambitions of heading up to chasm view to check things out and try to hop on something (Martha, dreamweaver, FD, Alex's) Is there anyone here looking to get out that is also partner-less?

Swan Swansinger · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 15
William Rhyne wrote:I am partner-less this weekend with ambitions of heading up to chasm view to check things out and try to hop on something (Martha, dreamweaver, FD, Alex's) Is there anyone here looking to get out that is also partner-less?
How'd it look up there?
William Rhyne · · Casper, Wyoming · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 135
Craghead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 65

Here's a few more pics from the Longs Peak cirque area from yesterday. Unfortunately, many climbs weren't in great shape.

Columbine Falls.

Crazy Train.

Base of Flying Dutchman.

Martha from across Chasm Lake.

Matheo · · Boulder · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 5
grubbers · · Mass. · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 0

So how does the current forecast bode for ice conditions in RMNP? Booked a trip out there for the beginning of November hoping to climb some ice and now I'm starting to think that I lost that gamble.

Dharma Bum · · Glen Haven, Co · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 585

It's supposed to stay warm until at least Nov 1st.

Jim Amidon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2001 · Points: 880

Bring your rock gear

Nick Blankenberger · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 35

Any updates on Alex's?

bearded sam · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 145

hot AF. was 44 at the top of copper mountain this morning.

phil wortmann · · Colorado Springs, Co. · Joined Feb 2005 · Points: 735

Pikes Peak has been warm and dry the last few weeks.
The ice is showing signs of delaminating and rocks are no longer held together by the thinning ice. consistent rock-fall was experienced on both routes this weekend.

The mixed lines on the Corinthian are a safer alternative until we get some moisture. Or better yet, go rock climbing!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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