Defecation Gully aka Poop Coop
WI5 M5 A1 PG13
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in Royal Gorge/Canon City
|Defecation Gully aka Poop Coop T WI5 M5 A1 PG13|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, 500 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Brad Shilling and Brian Teale|
|Page Views:||2,239 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Anonymous Coward on Mar 23, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis may be one of the longest ice routes in the Front Range. It lies just upstream from the cog railway. The line has an ominous name and its water source may be questionable. Birds may reside or habitate this area and may affect the experience. Dont lick your picks. If this bothers you, dont climb it. The climbing ascends 6 pitches in a deep chimney/gully with chockstones up to the North Rim and near its source. It is somewhat reminiscent of Skylight. Descent anchors may or may not be present.
P1. Clear thin ice on the R wall or ledges on the L. WI4 M4 or 5.7, 70 feet.
P2. Continue up the thin ice on the R wall adjacent to a chockstone. WI5 M5 A1, 70 feet.
P3. Continue up thin ice on the R & surmount a chockstone or rock climb on the L. WI5, M5 30 feet.
P4. Continue up fun, thin ice to a cave. WI3, 120 feet.
P5-6. Possible finish on colored ice toward the touron facilities.