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Honeymoon Gully

WI3 M4, Trad, Mixed, Ice, 60 ft,  Avg: 2 from 5 votes
FA: Jack Hunt
Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Wolf Creek Pass… > Chain Station

Description

This is another fine moderate climb that my be an iced in chimney, a wet rock climb, or a little bit of both. The pro could be minimal which makes this a "heady" climb and not as physically technical. Although the technical crux resides about midway up, this can some times be rotten at the bottom also making it cruxy. A tricky warm up. This climb offers good access to the upper tiers.

Location

This route is the obvious choked up thin gully about 40 feet left of Bigcicle. Walk down climbers left or locate the Bigcicle 2 bolted chain anchors a ways off to the climbers right.

Protection

Ice screws, stoppers and small cams with some trad runners. There are questionable natural belay anchors at the top.

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Start of Honeymoon Gully. Photo by [[David Hertel]]106274703 on Jan 22, 2011.
[Hide Photo] Start of Honeymoon Gully. Photo by David Hertel on Jan 22, 2011.
Just below the crux on Honeymoon Gully. Photo by [[David Hertel]]106274703 on Jan 22, 2011.
[Hide Photo] Just below the crux on Honeymoon Gully. Photo by David Hertel on Jan 22, 2011.
Honeymoon Gully on January 22, 2011. The top was a little thin, but ittook good pro all the way. Fun route somewhat more sheltered from the sun.
[Hide Photo] Honeymoon Gully on January 22, 2011. The top was a little thin, but ittook good pro all the way. Fun route somewhat more sheltered from the sun.

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Jesse Morehouse
CO
  WI3 M4
[Hide Comment] In 2010, with the permission of the FAer (Jack Hunt), I put in a bolted belay anchor on the right hand rock wall. Eliminates the dubious, tat-slung shrubbery. Dec 26, 2011