Todd moving into the guts of the first pitch.
This is the cliff near the junction of the road to Hessie Trailhead and Fourth of July road. It's home to one great mixed route, the Hessie Chimney.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hessie
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WI4 M5 Colorado
: CO Ice & Mixed
: ... : Hessie
I've done this route three times and enjoyed it every time.The first pitch is normally about half rock and half ice, though this year I got exactly two ice sticks on the entire pitch. The first half is well-protected chimney climbing, one foot on rock, one on ice. At a ledge halfway up, step left to place small wire pro as high as you can reach, then step back right to the crux, a reach high to good ice (hopefully), with poor feet. This section has ledge-fall potential if, like this year, the ic...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado