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Dec 12, 2012
I"m going to be in Boulder for work several times throughout the winter and I was wondering what the climb-ability of eldo is during the winter months (Dec.-Feb.) Is it even worth trying?

Thanks!
Dbang
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Dec 12, 2012
Could have a foot of snow and below zero or could be dry sunny and 60. If you catch a good day you'll be climbing in a T-shirt pete cutler
From Des Moines, IA
Joined Apr 30, 2012
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Dec 12, 2012
Mashers Tower
yer gonna die!!!

yes definitely worth trying. it could be gorgeous and upper 60s for all we know. all you need is sunny days and you're in business. I don't think it really snows here anymore.
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
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Dec 12, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
The West Ridge is the solar collector of the area. Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,510 points
Dec 12, 2012
On Blanca after traversing from LB
Conditions don't slow some people down!!


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Seriously though, Eldo gets some gloriously nice days in the winter. Cross your fingers you're free on a nice day!
Brian C.
From Longmont, CO
Joined Feb 9, 2010
785 points
Dec 12, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Brian C. wrote:
Conditions don't slow some people down!!

To note: the Bastille is not the area's solar collector.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,510 points
Dec 12, 2012
rockerwaves
Bruce Sposi on the Calypso route on the Wind Tower...
Bruce Sposi on the Calypso route on the Wind Tower
Photo: Olaf Mitchell

Calm sunny winter days on the West Ridge in Eldo. are hard to beat.
Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Joined Mar 16, 2007
4,261 points
Dec 12, 2012
Where? Wouldn't you like to know. You have to buy ...
When it gets over freezing after a snowfall is when to look out. As anywhere, rock/ice fall is way worse with snow and freeze/thaw conditions. Belay helmets are good for that time of year.
You can have climbing in t-shirt days all winter there.
Remember that Cold = Sticky
and most important less people.
PTZ
From Chicago/Colorado
Joined Jul 27, 2010
523 points
Dec 12, 2012
J TREE
Winter is the best season for climbing in Eldo...... Jim Amidon
Joined Jun 12, 2001
927 points
Dec 12, 2012
Mother #1 on the Nautilus at Vedauwoo. Rob is calm...
Tony B wrote:
The West Ridge is the solar collector of the area.


If the wind is up, it also collects wind. In that case consider the sheltered Hawk Eagle Ridge. Climbing not as good overall, but if the sun is out, it'll be warm and not much wind.

rob.calm
rob.calm
From Loveland, Colorado
Joined May 2, 2002
606 points
Dec 12, 2012
winter is best kiff
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