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Vampire/Black Widow Slab - Ice

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Vampire/Black Widow Slab - Ice Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 39.9968, -105.4143 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 2, 2003
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This is a nice chunk of granite in the narrows of Boulder Canyon. It is been largely ignored by rock climbers, with the exception of a few obscure sports climbs at its base. However, for a few awesome winters, it was a site of excellent ice farming. A number of fine 1-3 pitch ice climbs were created. Hit and Run, Meow Mix, Mellow Yellow, Book of Secrets, Brown Recluse, Winkelman, Second Leg, Virtual Recluse, Virtual Reality, Scotty Gully, The Kerbash.

Getting There 

Drive up W Hwy 119 (aka Canyon) from the villa of Boulder past Boulder Falls. As you enter the narrows, about 8 1/2 miles from the Elephant Buttresses, there is a maze of rocks on the S side of the canyon, across from Boulder Creek. Just upstream from Vampire Rock (a medium sized chunk of rock about 3 pitches high) is a slightly lower angled mass called Black Widow Slab.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon - Ice area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Black Widow Ice WI4-5 M3-4  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Vampire/Black Widow Slab - ...
During the winters of 1997-8, a vision of ice draped down granite faces became a reality. Oh, what creations! Left to right. Meow Mix, WI3 - top of the Vampire/Black Widow Gully (not pictured here). Hit and Run, WI4-5 (not pictured here). Mellow Yellow, WI4. Book of Secrets WI4 M3 - 2 pitch, left-facing corner (not pictured here). Brown Recluse, WI4+ M3 -2-3 pitch on the Black Widow Slab proper. Virtual Reality, WI5 M4 - thin start to fatter ice above. Hector D...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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