All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Bear Lake Trailheads > Odessa Gorge > Notchtop & vicinity
Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 70 ft|
|FA:||Alex Lowe, Erick Winkleman, Jeff Lowe|
|Page Views:||2,820 total, 20/month|
|Shared By:||David A. Turner on Feb 28, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionHot Doggie is an ephemeral route. It can be reached by an optional approach pitch, which is usually a thin, steep slab to a ledge.
When Hot Doggie was first climbed, it was not touching down. Alex Lowe climbed the back wall, and then hucked onto the hanging ice. No bolts were used.
When my partner and I climbed Hot Doggie some years ago, it had a pillar touching down. The pillar ice was very strange, styrofoam like and unusually wind sculpted from the hurricane winds that blow through here. This feels overhanging, until the curtain is reached.