Type: Trad, Ice
FA: Larry Bruce & Lou Dawson, 1970s?
Page Views: 4,368 total · 23/month
Shared By: Reese Martin on Nov 30, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is another Colorado Classic. It is a great single pitch of pure ice, and it is often chandeliered in the early season.

Protection

4 to 6 long ice screws will usually do it. A single 60 meter rope will get you down.

Toprope Protection

There are some slings around brush on the climber's left on top. Bring something long (15') to extend the anchors & reduce rope drag. To get to the top, hike up on the climber's left, then traverse back to the creek bed.

Approach

Per claytown: park on the downhill side of the Redstone Inn. Walk down that road, past the gate that says "private road / no trespassing". Walk the road for 5 or 10 minutes then turn left when you see the old T-bar ski lift. Walk uphill under that eventually following a creek drainage east to the climb.

Per BJ Sbarra: the Redstone Pillar itself is actually owned by Pitkin County Open Space, and this is the legal access to it.

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