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Routes in South Mineral Creek

Campground Couloir T WI3
Cataract Creek T WI3-4
Direct North Face T WI4
Snotty Nosed Brat T WI3-4
Snowblind T WI4
Sundance T WI4-5
Type: Trad, Ice, 600 ft, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: e Dixon on Nov 22, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a fun climb that ascends a series of ice steps and chimneys. Better during dry periods or early in the season when not much snow's on the route. To descend, walk off to the left.

Location

Head up FR 585 past Bear Mountain, Snowslide Gulch, and Copper Creek for about 3 1/2 miles. Cataract Creek is the next line that forms on the left side of the road.

Protection

A selection of screws and a good amount of slings.

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mike d
Montrose, CO
  WI3
mike d   Montrose, CO
  WI3
Very fun early season when the ice is thin and funky.

P1 - nice little waterfall, ~WI3.
P2 - ice step leads to a cascade with an iced-up log at the bottom (as of 2017), ~WI3.
P3 - a short chimney leads to a platform, ~WI2.
P4 - a beautiful tube guarded by a pool, ~WI3 (can be bypassed via ledge to left).
P5 - a taller cascade with a ramp, WI3. Feb 13, 2018

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