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South-facing Smears

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South-facing Smears 


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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 8, 2002
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Description 

Several small smears exist on the north side of the tunnel, up the hill. I've never climbed them, so I'm adding this ice description so people who have can add the routes.


Getting There 

Park at the tunnel. Hike around the north side and traverse up the hill and you'll see at least three formations.


Climbing Season


2 Total Routes


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Featured Route For South-facing Smears
Nearing the top.  Jake Wyatt taking the picture.

Main South Facing Flow WI3-4  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : South-facing Smears
I don't know if this climb has a name or who has the first ascent. I'm adding it because no south-facing routes have been added.This route can be seen from the parking lot. Cross the tracks, and follow the chain link fence on the right (that surrounds the tunnel and the small man-made stream) toward the flow. You'll be heading towards the south facing wall of the canyon at this point. The fence ends but keep going up the hill until you get to the climb. Snowshoes would have been really grea...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Fun ice.
Fun ice.
Bob Berger on lead. South Smear.
BETA PHOTO: Bob Berger on lead. South Smear.
The main south-facing flow.  Taken on 3/8/03.
BETA PHOTO: The main south-facing flow. Taken on 3/8/03.
Conditions on 12/7/02.
BETA PHOTO: Conditions on 12/7/02.
Ken Trout screwing around.
Ken Trout screwing around.
Tom Walker on the South Facing ice at Moffat Tunnel.
Tom Walker on the South Facing ice at Moffat Tunne...
Denise Park on the South Smear, 1-12-14.
BETA PHOTO: Denise Park on the South Smear, 1-12-14.
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By TBD
Mar 4, 2003

The main south-facing climb has filled in sufficiently. Deep snow landing if you left your rope behind. Rap anchor at a tree on top. Bring snow shoes for the approach, or plan to clawl for an obscene distance like we did.

The main north-facing climb looked fat from a distance.