All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Glacier Gorge Tra… > Glacier Gorge > Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)
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|Type:||Trad, TR, Ice, Alpine, 160 ft|
|FA:||Doug Snively, Duncan Ferguson, 1970s|
|Page Views:||301 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is an easily accessed bit of ice that probably has been climbed previously, but it isn't listed in guidebooks, perhaps because it is on the way to a bigger, more famous climb. We'll list a name here, but if you know another name for it, let me know and I'll update it.
This bit of blue-ish ice has probably a couple variations to do. It has a nice, protected belay stance to the left (rock anchors with #1 Camalot or tiny cams and medium wire). Wander up some lower angle ice with bulges. You can belay perhaps 80-90' up on the right at a tree or continue up to the funneled exit (crux). The branches blocking the exit suggested it hasn't been done too recently. Continue up and right another ~50' to a tree for a belay.
You can walk off down a somewhat steep gully to the right and around the bit of ice to the right.
From a conversation with Doug Snively, he & Duncan Ferguson climbed this back in the 1970s. They did not name it then. He was fine with whatever name came forth.
The listed name comes from a one year anniversary from shoulder surgery and getting back to full strength for Deb.