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This is another Colorado Classic. It is a great single pitch of pure ice, and it is often chandeliered in the early season.
4 to 6 long ice screws will usually do it. A single 60 meter rope will get you down.
There are some slings around brush on the climber's left on top. Bring something long (15') to extend the anchors & reduce rope drag. To get to the top, hike up on the climber's left, then traverse back to the creek bed.
BETA PHOTO: Redstone Pillar, January 2004.
My wife climbing the pillar.
Redstone Pillar with TK, 3-2000.
View from the top.
|Comments on Redstone Pillar
|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.