All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Ouray (Ice/Mixed) > Uncompahgre Gorge… > Alcove/Pic of the Vic area to the Upp…
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|Type:||Trad, TR, Ice, 130 ft|
|Page Views:||1,753 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Feb 21, 2006|
|Admins:||Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis 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.