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Aqueduct Flows
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1st tunnel climbs 

WI2

   
Type:  Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus: WI2 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: leaky winters
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 17, 2002

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Matt getting funky at the first tunnel flows. Not...

Description 

Various flows have formed across from the 1st tunnel over the year. 2000-01 was a bonus year, but they were gone pretty quickly. Hopefully, these will form again. Upstream from the tunnel is a bridge. Walk downstream along aqueduct carefully. There are various areas to walk down.

Described L->R are some of these: In the photo: 1. Short WI2-3 flow; 2. M5 TR line with crux finish; 3. WI4 fat ice curtain; 4. WI5- R edge of curtain with traverse to small tongue of ice; 5. WI4- thin ice; 6. WI4 ice ribbon; 7. WI4+ delicate ribbon angling R; 8. WI4- R most ribbon in picture. Beyond the photo: 9. WI3 shorter fat ice; 10. WI3 line of least resistance; 11. WI3+ verglas start to fun chandelier; 12. WI3+ R side of flow. Further upstream 13. WI2. One extra word of caution - don't lick yer picks here. Giardia!

Protection 

Screws, rock gear.

Toprope Protection 

Slings.


Photos of 1st tunnel climbs Slideshow Add Photo
Another shot of Brian.
Another shot of Brian.
Road side flow in January, 2000.
Road side flow in January, 2000.
In a generous year, 2000-1.
BETA PHOTO: In a generous year, 2000-1.
Nick topping out on first tunnel ice 11-28-03.
Nick topping out on first tunnel ice 11-28-03.
1st tunnel in Clear Creek from 11/5/2.
1st tunnel in Clear Creek from 11/5/2.

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By Anonymous Coward
Nov 7, 2002

Between 1&2 there are 2 other short climbs on the L side. Perhaps 25-30 feet. This year, it was much thinner. There was an ice blob bit to a hard overhanging rock bit. It is near the hanging root. There is also a M5 line just R with dribbles in a shallow corner. Based on the rock pulled out by Brian, seemed like a FA. Wish there were more water, any water, in the aqueduct above it.
By Chris Zeller
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2004

Note: Just to clear up some confusion, this flow is the same as "Roadside Flows". "1st Tunnel Climbs" is just as good of a name. Thanks for posting the pics Leo! I'd be happy to remove or combine my description with this one for clarity.