Feb 19

With the Ice Park closed, we have been getting lots of calls about the condition of the backcountry. As of this writing, February 20th, almost all of the backcountry areas are in great shape and getting climbed regularly. Here are some recent photos that show the current conditions:

Chockstone Chimney (at the Skylight Area) on February 12th. This route is still in good shape as of February 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 2

The 2016-2017 ice climbing season in Southwest Colorado is off to a great start. As of this writing, almost all routes in Silverton and South Mineral Creek are in condition and getting climbed. Check out the attached photos for more info.

Stairway to Heaven on December 4, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 14
Ice Climbing Campground Couloir
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Early season ice climbing is in full swing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.  If you’re itching to get out and experience the great early season ice climbing, but you’re feeling a bit rusty after a summer away from your tools, you might consider climbing the Campground Couloir in South Mineral Creek.  This classic route has a short approach, three pitches of enjoyable WI3 climbing, and fixed anchors for an easy descent.  Read on to get more beta on this great early season ice climb.

Pitch 1 of the Campground Couloir.

Pitch 1 of the Campground Couloir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 10

I went to Silverton yesterday (12/9/10) to do some climbing and see how the ice is forming.  As you can see in the pictures below, the classic routes are looking great!  Also, the approaches are easy and avalanche danger is minimal due to the limited amount of snow.

Whorehouse Hoses WI4 – Looking fat and blue!

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