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Pick o' the Vic

WI4, Trad, TR, Ice, 150 ft,  Avg: 3.6 from 92 votes
FA: unknown
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Description

Classic. This is a sustained, steep climb up the side of the first icy prow visible from the upper bridge.

Protection

Ice screws. Anchor from the big tree at the top.

History

This is supposedly the first artificial climb in the Park, named for the Ouray Victorian Inn.

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Full route shot -- fully occupied upper bridge!
[Hide Photo] Full route shot -- fully occupied upper bridge!
Unknown on Pick o' the Vic (I think) from under the bridge....
[Hide Photo] Unknown on Pick o' the Vic (I think) from under the bridge....
Full route line.
[Hide Photo] Full route line.
A photo from the bridge. The route was super pegged out.
[Hide Photo] A photo from the bridge. The route was super pegged out.
Led with no one else around, very fun route in a great setting.
[Hide Photo] Led with no one else around, very fun route in a great setting.
Fun in the Ice Park. Thanks to the owner of Ouray Mtn Sports for snapping the photo with his iPhone and sending it to me.
[Hide Photo] Fun in the Ice Park. Thanks to the owner of Ouray Mtn Sports for snapping the photo with his iPhone and sending it to me.
Mid-route.
[Hide Photo] Mid-route.
Placing a screw.
[Hide Photo] Placing a screw.
An ice park classic!
[Hide Photo] An ice park classic!
Stuart Paul on Pick o' the Vic.
[Hide Photo] Stuart Paul on Pick o' the Vic.
Stuart Paul looking slick starts up Pick o' the Vic.
[Hide Photo] Stuart Paul looking slick starts up Pick o' the Vic.