|Type:||Ice, 1 pitch, 165'|
|Submitted By:||Julian Smith on Jan 14, 2007|
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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jan 25, 2007
|FWIW, this place seemed really nice for a teaching area. The main slab can host 2 parties & is about 90 ft to a couple fat trees. There is a shorter slab, wide enough for 2-3 parties, up & left that is probably 30-40' to a tree. I hear this can get quite crowded on weekends.|
By phil wortmann
From: Colorado Springs, Co.
Mar 6, 2007
|Great learning/training area if you live nearby. I use to go up just after the sun went down and climb by headlamp. It's always quiet then, just you and the critters (big glowing eyes in the trees). Highly recommended. Grabbed a snowboard descent in March of 04 after a heavy wet spring snow. Very enjoyable.|
Dec 9, 2007
I found a piece of gear hanging from a tree at the base today. If you can identify it, I'll gladly return it asap.
By Jesse Morehouse
Jun 1, 2008
|It is mostly low angle and dead easy so a safe place for someone learning to place screws. Can be fun to cruise around on and practice french thechnique or other silly stuff like climb sans toos, sans cons, or other desperate things you might find yourself doing if you are into ice climbing and stuck in the Springs!|
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jan 3, 2009
|Go early, as it is a popular guided group destination.|
From: the farside
Oct 10, 2009
WI2 is a stretch..... WI3 is fantasy. Two moves of poss WI2 at the top at best.
A fun place for laps, beginners, etc.
Very very crowded most days the are no less than 6 ropes hanging off this thing....
The upper left flow by the tree is a fun place to traverse L-R 'n' back
several times for max pump.
By David Hertel
Jan 9, 2011
|No offense, but WI1 is a rating for low angle slabs you don't need ice tools for. The entire place can be summed up as WI2, and when conditions are fat, there is a short 8-10 foot section starting above the main slab that could be considered WI3 if it were much longer. The only downside to this place is that it is climbed so frequently, it's all chopped up. The later in the season you go, the less likely you will find a solid placement that hasn't been picked.|
From: colorado springs
Dec 20, 2012
|Soloed Silver today, ice was thin but a go. Easy cruise, great hour before work, not too hacked up.|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 16, 2014
Rope soloed here on 11/14/14. The ice was quite good, but my guess is that it has melted out after our most recent cold spell.
If you happen to be soloing, this can be done as one giant 60 m pitch all the way to the top (in reality, it's about 57m or something, but this is beside the point). However, the more challenging climbing is definitely the bottom section. I'm using "challenging" very liberally. :)
I would describe it as "WI2 punctuated with short WI3 sections", depending on your line.