Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in Parachute
|Type:||Ice, 100 ft, Grade IV|
|Page Views:||2,383 total, 25/month|
|Shared By:||Douglas Lossner on Jan 19, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Lots of private land. Oil and Gas. Be careful when choosing trailheads. Details
From what I know of Parachute ice most climbs are major approaches and access from CO 215 is not possible without first finding what company owns the land and getting permission from somebody in charge. Our investigation found some friendly workers who told us we needed to go to the main office for permission, to very unfriendly workers who couldn't get rid of us fast enough. With these kinds of initial obstacles, climbing in parachute can be quite the adventure. Climb at your own risk. The climb I am going to feature in this area had all of these initial obstacles but the approach was from the I-70 side of the Roan Cliffs. Still all oil and gas land but no signs and very little activity compared to the CO215 side. Our outing was awsome because all obstacles for the day, including a brutal 3.5 hour approach and a 6+ lead were overcome, I do not gaurantee simalar results for future adventurer's. Be prepared!