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Dec 10, 2011
Driving up to Cameron pass today, I saw some interesting looking lines on sleeping elephant mtn, as well as the mountain that is above all of the campers to the east of sleeping elephant mtn. While I could not see any obvious ice flows, I couldn't help wonder if anyone has had any experience climbing ice in the canyon at either of these locations? Anywhere else where there is ice in the Poudre? Seems like it is probably too warm down lower, but what I saw today looked promising! Michael E.
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined May 8, 2011
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Dec 12, 2011
this is the ONLY info I've found about ice in the poudre canyon


i have emailed kevin a while back, and he never replied. I've also asked around at the mountain shop and the owner says that everyone keeps quiet about what's where. i told him if he was able to get some info about ice out there, it would be good for business, but he didn't seem to care.

i wouldn't mind doing some exploration up the poudre in a week or so
From Morrison, CO
Joined Apr 18, 2011
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Dec 13, 2011
The theme does seem to be secracy in regards to any ice up there. Thats cool, just means I'll have to go and check it all out myself! Thanks for the link btw! Michael E.
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined May 8, 2011
27 points
Dec 13, 2011
Don't want to spoil your fun, but ive been running around the Poudre Canyon looking for ice the past ten years or so, and other than what you see from the road, there is very little if any ice. Generally conditions are just to dry, and the upper canyon doesn't seem to see enough of a freeze-thaw this time of year. Ive seen some tempting drips in the spring but usually on south facing aspects, and they generally come down before they are climbable. Good luck! I'd be interested to hear what you find. benjaminh
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined May 19, 2005
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Mar 26, 2013
I've found a solid little WI 2/soloable flow above Zimmerman lake, and there is some other play ice on the south side of the river in the narrows. AshtonMWilson
Joined Dec 27, 2010
2 points
Mar 27, 2013
Bouldering in Morocco.
For anyone who wants to explore, I'd recommend looking in the Rawahs Ryan-Nelson
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Sep 22, 2010
671 points
Mar 24, 2014
Ashton did you climb that flow above Zimmerman? A friend and I climbed it yesterday and think it goes at WI3. Matthew Olsen
Joined Mar 24, 2014
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