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Routes in Lower Bridge to Scottish Gullies

Boat Ramp T WI4
Bridging the Gap T,S WI4 M7-
Chasing Tail TR M7
Chinese Water Torture M8
Circling Vultures WI3 M7
Cookie Monster S M9+
Culminator T WI4-5
Dizzy Curtain WI4 M3-4
Dizzy with a Vision T WI5 M7+
Dr. Delam T WI4-5 M4-5
Escape Clause T,TR WI5-6
Farrah Faucet T,S WI5- M6 PG13
Fudgesicle T,TR WI4+ M6
LeSaucisson M5
Loch Ness Monster S M10-
Mighty Aphrodite S M8-9
Mothra S M9+
Popsicle T WI4-5
R of Super Dave T WI5 M5+
Seamstress T,S M8
Sisters of Mercy S WI4-5 M8
Slushy TR WI4+
Stone Free T WI5
Sunscream T WI4
Super Dave T M7+
Sweet and Sour M8-
Tic Tac T WI4+ M6-7
Tooth Decay aka Rhythm Method T WI5
Wildebeest M9
Winding T WI3-4
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Type: Trad, Ice, 110 ft
FA: unknown to me
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Feb 4, 2003
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

A fun, prominent pillar of ice on the arĂȘte. Vertical, quality, sustained. Easier if chopped out. Find this climb downstream from the lower bridge of the Ouray Ice Park. It is easily viewed from the metal viewing platform below the bridge on the E side of the canyon. It lies slightly upstream from a double-trunked, large tree (juniper?) and just uphill from a small tree/bush (juniper?). It can form into 2 pillars or a single pillar depending on the year.

From the bottom of the canyon, find this first arĂȘte downstream from the lower bridge of the Ice Park with a pillar of ice. Likely, it will be chopped out due to it's popularity. Ascend moderate ice to a great ledge/rest just to the left of the upper pillar. Rest, then fire up vertical ice with a midheight awkward bulge to the top. More mentally intimidating than physically challenging. Steep-pick-tools can make this more of a cruise. Enjoy.

Protection

Screws/slings.

Toprope Protection

Long slings to reach the big juniper tree and short slings to reach the shorter tree/bush
Mark Cushman
Cumming, GA
 
Mark Cushman   Cumming, GA
 
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