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Final Curtain 

WI4-5

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Original: WI4-5 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: All winter
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Submitted By: TBD on Jan 26, 2003

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Far left side of the Final Curtain.

Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This wide curtain is the last climb as you drive through the canyon. Several lines exist, ranging in difficulty from WI 3+ to WI 5-, about 80 feet in length. Probably the most consistently forming route in the canyon.

Protection 

Usually thick ice taking good screws. Several rap anchors at trees on top.


Photos of Final Curtain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Photograper: Chris Dobbins.
Photograper: Chris Dobbins.
Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the M7 crux on an trad ice route on the W...
Entering the M7 crux on an trad ice route on the W...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photographer Edward Corder II.
Photographer Edward Corder II.

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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 11, 2003

I've done some ice climbs in this area, right near the road there was a sign "ABSOLUTELY NO ROCK CLIMBING!" When I pointed this out to my partner, he said "Good thing we're ice climbing!". It is so close to the road that a curious family came up to watch us, including toddlers and two dogs. We told them not to get too close, and they retreated hastily after one of the dogs nearly got beaned by a thundering ice block.
By Travis R. Thompson
From: Parachute (Rifle), CO
Sep 12, 2007

If you were that close to the road, you were probably not on "The Final Curtain"; however, the curtain has formed every year since I can remember.
The mixed line (on the right) is usually the more in-and-out. I also wanted to say that there is a line basically right down the middle that I would say is WI 3. It is excellent if you are just learning to lead.
By MaryH.
From: Carbondale, CO
Dec 26, 2015

Recently climbed here for the first time! The ice was super-fun, & the dry-tooling line to the right was hard but fun. Good movement on mostly good rock. M9 is the consensus I've heard for the rating of the route. No matter what, it's fun:-)

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