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David's Line 

WI3

   
Type:  Trad, Ice
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: ?T Dickey
Season: cold, wet, winter
Page Views: 838
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Dec 12, 2004

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Playing in Coal Creek Canyon.

Description 

This is a small flow of ice for those seeking solitude, variety without demanding long, imposing lines. On the day we climbed this with David Coray, owner of the Silver Salmon Lodge on the Cook Inlet in AK, he was sampling ice for the first time in training for an attempt on Illiamna, a 10,000 foot Alaskan coastal volcano in the backyard of his lodge. Short, pleasant, close to the road, probably rarely ever climbed, it could be easily ignored by the great majority of ice climbers. Maybe better to be considered for ice bouldering. Don't go if you are going to complain about the ice. Someone asked, so here it is.

Find this in the narrows of Coal Creek Canyon, CO Hwy 72, West of CO Hwy 93. This is W of the Rocky Flats site. It lies probably about 5 or 6 miles up canyon where the rocky hillsides narrow. Various bit of ice form during wet cold cycles but can melt out with Chinooks. Access is unknown, so, keep a low profile unless you find out more.

Play here on various ice lines in the 20-25 foot range. Ice and/or rock anchors above can be used for anchors. Mixed lines can be TR'ed to the right on M4, M5 & M6 lines. Rap or walk off left.

Protection 

Ice screws, possibly rock gear or slings for anchors.

Toprope Protection 

Possibly rock gear or slings for anchors.


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