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Routes in Five Fingers area

Bird, The WI5+
Dead Ringer WI5-
Helgi's Route T M7
In The Pink T,TR WI5
L of Jade Chimney T,TR WI3 M4-5 R
La Ventana T,TR WI5
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Salsa Lisa T,S M7
Up Yours T,TR WI5
We're Number One TR WI4-5
Type: Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Feb 21, 2006
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This 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.

Protection

Best to TR off trees but could be lead with a Big Bro, a hand-sized cam, a stubby, & possible more.

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