North-facing Wall Rock Climbing
This ice formation is on the south side of the tunnel. Easy approach and TR setup/walkoff. It is short. It is secluded. It may not be worth your efforts, so go elsewhere unless you are motivated to find this and climb this.
Snowshoes can be helpful when the snow is abundant.
The approach will only take about 15 minutes. Park at the tunnel. Cross bridge, hike along trail past a dark hut. Ice should be visible up and on the left. Take some decent visual bearings, because once in the trees, it can be harder to spy.
Addendum: After you cross bridge, go 60 feet to East and pick up trail (or follow key snow tracks on south of creek till the first major tracks South and up).
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North-facing Wall
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The Centerpiece Mixed Line
WI4 M8 Colorado
: CO Ice & Mixed
: ... : North-facing Wall
This is a great line. It has a consistent, off-vertical overhang that becomes more difficult as you climb. Begin on good edges near a shallow, left-facing flake system. Climb up through a few bolts to a right-facing dish. Stay engaged through a few thin, vertical slot/cracks (crux), clip the last bolt, and swing into the ice curtain forming at the lip. After the lip (approximately 50 feet), climb the slabby ice to the big pine about 40 feet above....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: Was curious of what the consensus was on these mix...
Photo taken on December 15, 2013.
Short, but steep. 3/2011.
BETA PHOTO: Ice conditions for the North-facing ice near Moffa...
Phat, but short. Pict taken March 2011.
Leading the right-hand side of the North-facing ic...
Mary & Warren climbing. Two top ropes.
BETA PHOTO: As seen from the trail, conditions on 12-7-02.
BETA PHOTO: Photo of Ice (Jan 2005).
By Alan Chudnow
Dec 31, 2006
Climbed this with CMC on 12/28/2006. Just as heavy snow hits Front-Range. Conditions were very good. There's enough width for two top ropes.
On the day that we climbed, there are clear snowshoe tracks to ice. After you cross bridge, go 60 feet to East and pick up trail (or follow key snow tracks on south of creek till the first major tracks South and up).