|Type:||Trad, Ice, 1 pitch|
|FA:||Larry Bruce & Lou Dawson, 1970s?|
|Season:||Comes in early & can last|
|Submitted By:||Reese Martin on Dec 1, 2003|
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By Larry Bruce
Mar 6, 2013
|Lou Dawson and I did this route back in the early '70s, I followed it and I think it was the first ascent. Lou is often thought of his wonderful ski first ascent, but his soloing Glenwood icefall left side plus other numerous other solo ice climbs he did back in the '70s would make any mortal weep in fear.|
By Jay Brown
From: Aspen, Colorado
Feb 8, 2014
|Bring extra mittens! Kinda wet one.|
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2014
Fat and awesome right now.
FWIW, we had three guidebooks, and none of them gave great instructions for parking and the approach. Park on the downhill side of the Redstone Inn. Walk down that road, past the gate that says "private road / no trespassing". Walk the road for 5 or 10 minutes then turn left when you see the old T-bar ski lift. Walk uphill under that eventually following a creek drainage east to the climb.
It's vague if this is "allowed" or not, but the only place marked no trespassing is the sign before the road (which the road is shared by a few houses and the "castle"). If an admin wants to remove this post, go for it.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Feb 25, 2014
|This approach is indeed "allowed." Just be sure to walk on the side of the road, and be courteous to anyone you see along the way. The Redstone Pillar itself is actually owned by Pitkin County Open Space, and this is the legal access to it.|