Type: Mixed, Ice, 80 ft
FA: '70s/'80s. FFA - Dave Sheldon, '98
Page Views: 1,394 total · 23/month
Shared By: Andy Nelson on Dec 22, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Steep, bold, and beautiful - this route commands the attention of many as they make their way up the canyon. An easy flow spills out of nowhere to shroud a overhanging cave in candles and fangs. There are probably a few variations to be followed.

A history of the route can be found here.

This route can come in as early as November and is usually gone by February. The dry-tooling is pretty fun even if the ice is gone or only present at the top.


This route is located on the south side of the river on the western end of the Narrows/Sheep Mountain and sits on the boundary of the Cache La Poudre Wilderness.

The safest way to access the climb is to wait until the river is frozen solid, otherwise wear waders or cross via the scary/questionable cable upriver (not recommended).


Screws, gear, and courage. Toproping this climb can be dangerous, and care should be taken.