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By Eric and Lucie
From Boulder, CO
Feb 15, 2013
Scott:

Avy hazard is generally pretty low due in Cody (rarely much snow on the ground), but be aware of considerable rock fall danger at the base of a lot of pitches, particularly if it's very windy or sunny on the benches above you. Try not to get geared up in exposed areas (judge by the amount of rock on the ground and pick a safe(r) spot).

Also keep an eye out for rocks coming down while climbing pitches (ask your belayer to pay attention and give warnings).
Rock fall can be particularly bad at the base of the fist pitch of Mean Green for example.

Re. the sandbagged reputation of the area: I think it is more the facts that there is relatively little traffic on most routes and that nighttime temperatures can be very low. This makes for hard, brittle, and virgin ice a lot of the time. No Ouray-style hooking here, but real, old-fashioned ice climbing!

Oh, and be bear- and moose-aware on the approaches... ;-)
Have fun! The North Fork is a very special place.

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By Jason Killgore
From boulder, co
Feb 15, 2013
no way cody is sandbagged. this is totally the same grade 4 as spiral staircase:


mean green crux

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By Kevin Craig
Feb 15, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd
Dang! MG is thin this year. Yeah, I've had friends insist that pitch is 5 after following it, even in fatter conditions. Just have to know where you're climbing (rock or ice)! As an update, I just saw a photo of the South Fork from today, and I'd say the avy danger is about as low as it gets. Get after it and have fun!

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By funkyicemonkey
From Colorado
Feb 16, 2013
Just a heads up, Rigid Designator no has two horizontal fractures, one at 1/2 height and one at 2/3rd height. May heal up by tomorrow, may not. Be careful.

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By Jon E.
Feb 17, 2013
I left two BD wiregates at the top of silverplume falls, if you happen upon them just leave em be I will be back in the area soon-ish.

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By AaronPugmire
Feb 17, 2013
Does anyone know the conditions on All Mixed Up? Any bata would be good too. thanks.

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By Paul-B
Feb 18, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
Nina GJ wrote:
Has anybody been up Camp Bird Road lately? Is there a little more ice forming on Skylight? THX


I was at Camp Bird yesterday. Skylight is formed up, last part of the 2nd pitch is mixed. Most stuff at Camp Bird is in, thin, and chopped to bits. Skylight is maybe the most chopped and chandeliered. I was going to get on it, but there was quite a line. I did slippery when wet (in, a little bit thin, maybe less chopped than other lines) and Senator Gulch flow (in, fat, but picked out).

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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Feb 18, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
anyone know if chalk creek falls is in?

or agness vaille falls ?

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By Ted Eliason
From Westminster, CO
Feb 18, 2013
Ice Fest 2014
Paul-B wrote:
I was at Camp Bird yesterday. Skylight is formed up, last part of the 2nd pitch is mixed. Most stuff at Camp Bird is in, thin, and chopped to bits. Skylight is maybe the most chopped and chandeliered. I was going to get on it, but there was quite a line. I did slippery when wet (in, a little bit thin, maybe less chopped than other lines) and Senator Gulch flow (in, fat, but picked out).


Only followed P1 on Skylight yesterday but the chockstone at the top was covered making the bottom go at about a (beat out) 4.
Skylight 02-17-13
Skylight 02-17-13

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By ShaneL
From Colorado Springs, Co
Feb 18, 2013
Lower Saddle Grand Teton
coop wrote:
anyone know if chalk creek falls ?



Was in Salida 2 weeks back Agnes was formed up, but a large hole with running water on the right side. Might have better luck on the Faucet.

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By richardd
From Loveland, CO
Feb 18, 2013
Not much climbing in FL.
I saw a nice picture of Castlewood Canyon ice last month. Is it still in?

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By funkyicemonkey
From Colorado
Feb 18, 2013
Chalk creek near leadville? If so its beat up but big.

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By sshepher
From Denver, CO
Feb 19, 2013
Anybody see if clear creek canyon has any ice?

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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Feb 19, 2013
Nilch in clear creek

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By Dylan Evans
From Boulder, Colorado
Feb 20, 2013
Anyone know about other longs/meeker stuff than the Dutchman? Particularly interested in Alexander's. Any officers gulch beta would be sweet too. Thanks.

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By willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Feb 20, 2013
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my "Bourne Identity" style reboot of The Eiger Sanction. This was from the rough draft's first act.
S Denny wrote:
Nilch in clear creek


I found about 20 feet of ice bouldering there on Monday.

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By seth0687
From Fort Collins
Feb 20, 2013
Just below the chockstone on Alexander's chimney
Went up to attempt Martha yesterday, did not finish it though. IMO it was OUT...snow sucked (what snow there was anyway), no ice, pretty much just a pain in the A**.

However, Columbine Falls and the ice flows to the climbers left of Columbine Falls are all IN and pretty fat. There is a good WI4 line on the left most side of Columbine as well as some easier WI3 lines as you move right. Plenty of places to hook and "kinda" stepped out, but still in great condition. I'd say this is the best moderate ice in the park now, but who knows that's just my opinion. I posted pictures under a conditions report for Columbine Falls as well.

I'll add some pictures to this in a second, standby.

Cheers,

Seth

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By Rodney P
From Ouray,CO
Feb 21, 2013
seth0687 wrote:
I'll add some pictures to this in a second, standby. Cheers, Seth



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By Nick Venechuk
From Golden, CO
Feb 21, 2013
mountainproject.com/v/columbin...

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By seth0687
From Fort Collins
Feb 21, 2013
Just below the chockstone on Alexander's chimney
>

First off, that was awesome Second, I passed out so my apologizes.

Here you go:

Peacock Pool area.
Peacock Pool area.



Columbine Falls and the flow to climber's left.
Columbine Falls and the flow to climber's left.



Columbine Falls close up.
Columbine Falls close up.



Long's Peak area.
Long's Peak area.



Meeker area.
Meeker area.



Martha.
Martha.

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By Rodney P
From Ouray,CO
Feb 21, 2013
Sweet photos, thanks Seth!!:)

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By seth0687
From Fort Collins
Feb 22, 2013
Just below the chockstone on Alexander's chimney
Rodney P wrote:
Sweet photos, thanks Seth!!:)


Hey man, I might not be able to climb the ice, but I can damn sure take pictures of it!

cheers,

Seth

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By Paul-B
Feb 23, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
Going to hike up and check out ice in the flatirons today, anybody seen mous-ka-tears recently? Anything formed at all?

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By David Appelhans
From Lafayette
Feb 23, 2013
Imaginate
Silk Road is out.

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By mtoensing
From Boulder
Feb 23, 2013
Props to my home state show
Paul-B wrote:
Going to hike up and check out ice in the flatirons today, anybody seen mous-ka-tears recently? Anything formed at all?


That would be sweet but it's not in.

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