268 [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3 from 3 votes
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|Shared By:||phil broscovak on Feb 20, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description [Suggest Change]
This outstanding free standing pillar is a hidden jem of Colorado water ice. When it forms all the way to the ground #268 is like a little Rigid Designator but without the crowds or interstate noise. Nestled in the west side of the beautiful canyon halfway to the Morrow Point Dam on the Gunnison River (about a mile north of Newberry's Store in Cimarron, Co). Named for the old #268 narrow gauge train engine that graces the approach to the ice, this climb presents a unique scenic experience not to be missed. Cimarron is located 20 miles east of Montrose and 40 miles west of Gunnison on US Highway 50. I highly suggest you stop in at Newberry's Store, gas up, snack up and chat up Jimmy. Cheers!
Protection [Suggest Change]
A small rack of screws should do. However if the flow doesn't touch down you will encounter a little spunky dry tooling to start.
Toprope Protection [Suggest Change]
A bolted anchor now allows for top ropes and raps.