All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Ouray (Ice/Mixed) > Uncompahgre Gorge… > Five Fingers area
L of Jade Chimney
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|Type:||Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 70 ft|
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Feb 21, 2006|
|Admins:||Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is an unlisted route in either Vince Anderson's Ouray Ice Park Guide or Jack Roberts' Colorado Ice Vol. 1 guide. Whacking a bit of ice in the Fingers area, you look down stream below Lat Ventana/Aqua Velva and you spy a mixed chimney with a benign appearance just left of a prow. Sort of sickly, Front Range dribble appearance. This is it.
You have to cross the fence to find the top of the climb at the base of a large tree.
Drop down. Get into a moderately snug chimney with an overhanging-ish line, be gentle on what little ice is here, thrutch upwards, into a pod. Find easier but thin ice bits, pass an embedded I-bar, to the snow ramp finish, to the fence.