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By Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Aug 6, 2012
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, weird roof since the curtain broke off. Photo by Cody Olsen.

It's about time to get this thread started. Vail seems to be shaping up well. The Dez is soaking wet. Seventh Tentacle and the Fang need some time. Spiral Staircase looked a bit desperate. But climbs like Cupcake corner, Amphibian, Redbull and Vodka, Hooded Cobra, and all the stuff on the right side of the amphitheater seem to be in!

I heard from a friend of a friend that Lambs Slide has some fun ice right now.

All that being said, it's time to get psyched!


Dez is a little wet
Dez is a little wet

Kind of lean conditions but it works out!
Kind of lean conditions but it works out!

Buster Jesik on Dolly Madison. It's in fat!
Buster Jesik on Dolly Madison. It's in fat!

Phil Wortmann on P1 roof of Redbull and Vodka
Phil Wortmann on P1 roof of Redbull and Vodka


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By Kurt Ross
From Boulder, colorado
Aug 6, 2012
Every single day.

Ames isn't quite in, Bridalveil is still a bit wet, Smear o Fear is still a bit dry, the Stairway to Heaven could probably use some time to form up a little nicer, and I'd probably consider Mixed Emotions to be "thin but in". On a brighter note, avy conditions are excellent across the board!


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By Danielle Lovely
From Golden, CO
Aug 6, 2012

LMAO... I was all like, "No way, seriously!" and got a little excited... Thanks Noah! ;)


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By Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Aug 7, 2012
Simon Thompson on the classic 3rd pitch of CCK(5.7+) in the Shawangunks, NY <br />Photo credit: Scott Arno

Haha awesome


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 7, 2012
Bocan

Anyone heard any "projections" for snowfall this year as long as we are speculating?


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By Greg G
From SLC, UT
Aug 7, 2012
The route in it's entirety.

www.aspentimes.com/article/20120807/NEWS/120809907/1077&Pare>>>


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By Josh8384
From Glenwood springs, colorado
Aug 11, 2012

love it!!! I look forward to this thread all summer. Rifle is a bit wet might be a scary lead but I hope to see some good ice in the next 4 1/2 months or so.


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By Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Aug 28, 2012
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, weird roof since the curtain broke off. Photo by Cody Olsen.

Anyone interested in Vail Sunday? (seriously)


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By Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Aug 28, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

This is a hilarious thread. I'm glad I'm not alone in the excitement for ice.

As for Lamb's Slide...I wouldn't recommend it until the temps dip a bit more. As of a few weeks ago, it was mushy, open running runnels of water, and dangerous and frequent rockfall. I'm not talking about the occasional pebble. There were fist and softball sized rocks plummeting down every minute starting at sunrise.

I'd say in a few weeks if the rocks start to freeze up again, the ice should be grand! =)


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By Cor
Aug 28, 2012
black nasty

this is my favorite route!

the ice is in all year long, and always seems to replenish itself..


Current ice conditions.
Current ice conditions.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 28, 2012
Bocan

Man we need some moisture soon. I've only lived here for 6+ years, but I've never seen the mountains so dry and barren like before. There is minimal to be found.


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Aug 28, 2012
Stabby

While you guys are getting ready for the season, here's an old GI Joe PSA on ice safety you all should watch:


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By Jaaron Mankins
From Bayfield, CO
Aug 29, 2012
San Juans.

Stairway is "thin but in".


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By Buff Johnson
Sep 14, 2012
smiley face

Just keepin the dream alive for a few more months

Sure you can tool, but don't be a Tool, Fool!
Sure you can tool, but don't be a Tool, Fool!


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By Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Sep 14, 2012
Me and Spearhead

El Tigre wrote:
While you guys are getting ready for the season, here's an old GI Joe PSA on ice safety you all should watch.


Haven't seen any of these in awhile, super classic.
Bonus points for the usage in this thread.


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By FlyinRyan
Sep 22, 2012

Anyone know conditions of the Skyscraper glacier up by Rollins pass?


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By Taylor-B.
From CO & AK
Sep 24, 2012
Mt. Churchill, University Range

North side of Quandary Peak has a few mixed line options. North Star up by Blue Lakes is forming up.

Mt. Evans has a few mixed lines in above Summit Lake.

1st apron, M3 goodness!
1st apron, M3 goodness!


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By Noah8000
From Vail, CO
Sep 30, 2012
The transfer to ice...in this case a horizontal, weird roof since the curtain broke off. Photo by Cody Olsen.

M fun climbing in CO.....as long as you don't mind the drive, there is stuff to be found out west right now!

M fun!
M fun!

M fun!
M fun!


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By erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Sep 30, 2012
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good

Noah8000 wrote:
M fun climbing in CO.....as long as you don't mind the drive, there is stuff to be found out west right now!


WHERE IS THIS??!!!


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By phil wortmann
From Colorado Springs, Co.
Sep 30, 2012
Shredded by the Center Route.

Looks a little steep


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By Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Oct 1, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

It's coming!

Here's a pic I stole from 14ers.com forum. It's of the Loft on Long's from last week.


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By Kevin Craig
Oct 3, 2012
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd

Anyone gone to take a look at the "north" face on Notchtop yet this year?


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By erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Oct 3, 2012
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good

Mixed climbing on "Toga Party".
Mixed climbing on "Toga Party".


Mixed on the Peak.
Mixed on the Peak.

A Few pics from climbing on Pikes Peak last weekend.


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By Dan Cillo
From The Great State -Colorado
Oct 4, 2012
Diesel the Dust

Total Abandon
Total Abandon


More pic' than mix on Pikes Peak


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By Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Oct 4, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

Dan Cillo wrote:
More pic' than mix on Pikes Peak


Awesome pic! I'm going to have to go investigate!


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By Brian marsh
From Snowmass
Oct 5, 2012
Relaxing at the top of looking glass.

Can't wait to get out soon. Anyone in the roaring fork valley looking for a partner hit me up.


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