Type: Trad, Ice, 150 ft (45 m)
FA: Jimmy Newberry
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Shared By: phil broscovak on Feb 20, 2004 · Updates
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This outstanding free standing pillar is a hidden jem of Colorado water ice. When it forms all the way to the ground, #[278] is like a little Rigid Designator but without the crowds or interstate noise. It is 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 #[278] 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 topropes and raps. Two ropes are needed.