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Dec 15, 2008
Has anyone taken a peek at the Silverplume ice? If so how's it look? Garrick Muehlnickel
From Parker,CO
Joined Jul 26, 2006
545 points
Dec 15, 2008
Friday morning, I went up to silverplume for a few laps before work. At 6am it was already gushing water, but starting to form up nicely. With this cold snap of the last few days, it might be frozen solid by now. Let us know what you find. darin
Joined Mar 6, 2007
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Dec 15, 2008
curious if any options had been added to the kitty-litter traverse downclimb vs. the rap-anchored-pebble retreat..? kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
345 points
Dec 16, 2008
Oh come on Kirra, don't you love manky rap anchors like the rest of us? Tim D Danley
From silt, co
Joined Dec 6, 2004
0 points
Dec 16, 2008
I was up there soloing around one day years ago when on the hike back down the creek I looked into the snow/ice and saw the remains of a bighorn sheep hide.

What really caught my attention was the frozen cat prints in the ice.....
Kind of made me look around a bit........

Haven't been there in years.

Jim Amidon
Joined Jun 12, 2001
475 points
Dec 16, 2008
Few weeks ago I came around the corner on the way down and ran into a few bighorns. Scared the bejesus outta me!! I could only see those huge horns coming my way!! Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
105 points
Dec 16, 2008
Scott McMahon wrote:
I could only see those huge horns coming my way!!

as long as you keep away from the ladies you could be ok.? (:

Tim D. I wasn't complaining ~ just wondering if there was any additional exitement to look forward to heh-heh
kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
345 points
Dec 16, 2008
Can't control the horns...wild beasts!! You NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY'LL DO!! :) Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
105 points
Jan 5, 2013
Not really a ton of info here. Anybody actually know if this is leadable yet?? I was up in Oct and it was all water except for ice on creek. Justin Deal
From Denver, CO
Joined Mar 15, 2010
15 points
Jan 5, 2013
We were up there a week ago with our kids, just did the approach up to the main flow so they could practice walking in crampons without skewering themselves. There was a party on it, looked like plenty of ice.
Have fun.
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Jan 5, 2013
Thanks!!! Justin Deal
From Denver, CO
Joined Mar 15, 2010
15 points
Jan 5, 2013
Climbed it on Monday, good climbing on the left side, though the top kept my attention; pretty hollow, and a fair bit of rotten ice coming off before I was able to find good sticks. Screw placement at the top was less than confidence inspiring due to the ice condition. Mike Morin
From On the Road
Joined Nov 4, 2007
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