Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, 800 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Charlie Fowler?
Page Views: 2,109 total · 27/month
Shared By: Bryan Gilmore on Sep 8, 2012
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is one of the best in the Ouray area and is well under-appreciated! Beware during avalanche danger - I've been engulfed in the power cloud from this gully while standing on top of the route Skylight! It has excellent mixed climbing and some good steep ice on P1 which you can do in one rope stretching 70m pitch to the top of the first tier. Then ascend some low angle snow/ice rambling up to the last 70m pitch of WI4.

Rap the route off of bushes and/or V-threads.

This basically packs all the good climbing on Bird Brain Blvd. into one awesome 70m pitch. Enjoy.

Location

It is the obvious gully straight across the valley from the Skylight area, and just up the hill from The Ribbon and Birdbrain. Climb up the right hand of two twin gullies.

Protection

6 ice screws and a good assortment of rock gear. Some years it's all bomber ice, some years it's not.

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Rob Griz
Frisco
 
Rob Griz   Frisco
 
An excellent line, I climbed it in 2009 and was a great mixed adventure. Bring the pins. We rapped off some tiny trees, on climber's right, then climbed the the other route pictured to the right. The top snowfield is sparse on protection/anchors. Nice to finally know the name. Jan 16, 2013