|Loch Vale Gorge
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This is the first, short, full, ice climb just right of Mixed Feelings and Blade Runner. It can be a fun short pitch with a few variations one being a rock start on the lefthand side.
Tree at top of route. Can reach it through gully left of climb.
Anyone done this?
BETA PHOTO: Taken Jan 7th... LOTS of snow making the routes ev...
BETA PHOTO: Conditions March 4th, 2006.
Note long hanging cutoff beard of Mixed Feelings.
Norman Kirk leads the thin, snow-covered right sid...
BETA PHOTO: A buttoned up Mo' Flo' route. November 2008. Ple...
Brenta climbs Mo' Flo' Than Go on Dec 2, 2007.
|By Craig Belville|
Feb 5, 2002
Made my first visit to Loch Vale about two weeks ago (1/26/02) and was not impressed with the conditions. MFTG was about the only route that was really in unless you prefer your mix to be predominantly rock. It was pretty fat, completely protectable for the majority of possible lines but pretty thin to the top left near the tree with TR anchors. The curtain to the left is in fully enough for a fun mixed start.
|By Theo Barker|
From: Loveland, CO
Apr 25, 2003
Took a look at the Loch Ice area on 4/19. The snow had all but buried the ice around to the right of Mixed Emotions. Did not look closely at Mixed Emotions tho'. Ended up TR climbing a pillar (straw) on the ESE corner of the Loch. Parking Lot wall was barely a thin coating on the rocks.
From: Bear Creek, CO
Dec 1, 2008
I lead the right side, all the way up to the dead tree for a nice 35m route. If you climb this one, bring a 70m rope if you want to run it all the way to the top. This made for a nice 3- 2+ climb.
Jan 2, 2011
For GPS heads, Mo' Flo' Than Go coordinate (02-JAN-11 12:03:04PM) N40 17.611 W105 38.999 (10119 ft).