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Bride's Veil aka Skyrocket 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 180', Grade II
Original: WI5 [details]
FA: ?
Season: When it is cold
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Submitted By: Douglas Lossner on Jan 29, 2010

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Chuck Burr working his way up the steep stuff.


This climb is south facing, so conditions can be very variable from one day to the next. I've climbed Skyrocket when it "was bomber take a screw no problem ice," to "rotten, sunbaked, wet, detached, no screw placement in sight ice". When bomber, it is a good long pitch of ice. It doesn't get hard until after 100 feet of low angle blob, then it gets steep and ice can be very different from the bottom. Be prepared for possible runouts.


This route is located in the main drainage west of the small cabins/ice climber carved out of a dead tree motel/hotel. The top of it can be seen through the trees if you are looking for it. Access has not been an issue that I know of yet. However, some development is happening at the trailhead?


Screws, v-threads, runouts possible at the top. Huge tree at the top for belay/rappel.

Photos of Bride's Veil aka Skyrocket Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Chuck, must have been fun.
Chuck, must have been fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Melvin Thorson in some sunny conditions.
Melvin Thorson in some sunny conditions.

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By Kevin Craig
Dec 30, 2013

This climb is generally known to locals and in Roberts' guidebooks as Skyrocket, which makes sense since it is in the Skyrocket Creek drainage.
By Jason Nelson 1
From: Ouray, CO
Dec 1, 2016

It's in Bridalveil Creek drainage. The next drainage south is Skyrocket Creek which comes down behind the Ouray Vista subdivision and to the left of the Pool Wall.

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