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Routes in Alcove/Pic of the Vic area to the Upper Bridge

Abridgement T WI4
Baby's Butt T WI4-5 M7
Bandelero TR WI4
Berserker T,TR WI4
Camino TR WI3
Desperado T WI3-4
Dream Team T WI4 M5
Duncan's Delight T,TR WI5 R
Easter Rising T WI4-5 M8
Flamenco T WI4
Harderline T WI4-5 M9
Hardline T WI4-5 M8
Jesus Christ Built My Finger Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b WI4 M6-7
L of Pocket Rocket T WI6 M5
Paranoia T,TR WI4-5
Pick o' the Vic T,TR WI4
Tangled Up In Blue T,TR WI3-4
Terminal Velocity T WI6
Tribe T WI4 M6
Verminator, The T,TR WI4
Whitt's World WI4
Type: Trad, TR, Ice, 130 ft
FA: ?Duncan
Page Views: 1,674 total, 12/month
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 a classic Uncompaghre Gorge/Ouray Ice Park line located upstream from the upper bridge just right of a prominent arete with Bloody Sunday. An early ice video, On Ice, shows Duncan Ferguson smoothly strolling up this near-vertical verglas. With the development of the Ice Park, this area gets significantly fatter than in the old days. However, sometimes the fatter ice, is not necessarily easily protected.

Be careful with your ropes as there is open water below which may suck your ropes under a snow bridge.

Paranoia to the R may have better ice if you find yourself backing off due to sketchy ice conditions.

If you TR this from below, the line requires more than a single 60m rope.

Finally, this is a photogenic line.

Protection

Ice screws in fat conditions, stubbies/Spectres/rock gear in thin conditions. There may be fixed pro under the ice.

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