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WI2+ PG13, Ice, Alpine, 60 ft, Grade II,
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: Christopher Thomas, 6 November 2014
Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Colorado Spring… > Pike's Peak > Oil Creek Tunnel Area
The left side flow is near-vertical ice; the right side ramp is lower angle. The crux for both sides is the transition to the upper shelf of ice.
It is 1.7 miles down the trail from pull-off on the Pike's Peak tollway above the Glen Cove. Park at larger pulloff areas above of Glen Cove or immediately above the first switchback.
Ice screws (shorty) are possible. There is not much rock for trad protection.
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Overview with topo.
Mid-point on the left flow.
Green - hike in from Pike's Peak Tollroad. Red - Waltzing Matilda with mixed top-outs. Blue - snow route.
Right side ramp.
Main (left) flow.
As seen from the trail.
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You got a first ascent, good on you. NOT!!! Me either.
Nov 11, 2014