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By MtnLife
Jun 8, 2013
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Anyone know if Total Abandon is still in?


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By GLD
Jun 9, 2013

Brian, I didn't see your tool on our walk-off but there are plenty of ways down.

I disagree with the need for micro-spikes for the approach, we brought them but didn't need them. (THat's not a dig at Brian, that's me trying to let people know accurate conditions). Only patchy snow up until chasm lake with the worst being just as you leave tree-line.


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By Brian Locke
From Denver, CO
Jun 10, 2013

^I appreciate you taking a look for the tool, GLD! I think we traversed a bit lower than we should have off the summit - had to scramble across a ton of rocks. Might end up waiting for things to melt out more and hiking around up there to look for it


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By Chris Gibbs
From Denver, CO
Jun 16, 2013
Monastery

Hallett Chimney was a bit melted out yesterday. Plenty of choss, sketchy snow, running water and "classic drytooling" if that's your flavor.


Hallett Chimney, 6-15-2013.
Hallett Chimney, 6-15-2013.


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By Jason Maki
Jun 16, 2013

Good view of the crux on Hallett Chimney. Nothing but wet, classic dry tooling as far as the eye can see!

Hallett Chimney, 06-15-2013.
Hallett Chimney, 06-15-2013.


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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Jun 23, 2013
Sure, I can belay

Did anybody happen to climb/see Skywalker on S Arapaho recently? One of my kids is interested in climbing it with me this week.


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By seth0687
From Fort Collins
Jun 23, 2013
Leading the first ice pitch of the NW Gully-Thatchtop

Did skywalker a couple days ago. I'd recommend starting up the apron by 7am at the latest. Any later and the upper half will be baked and insecure towards the top. Couple small "schunds" to pass towards the top as well.

All in all it's probably still in good condition.

Seth


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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Jun 27, 2013
Sure, I can belay

Skywalker was great yesterday, styrofoam snow all the way. First sunhit on last pitch about 8:50. Direct finish well covered. Bottom half was soft but easily climbable as late as 1 PM.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013
Bocan

Mark E Dixon wrote:
Skywalker was great yesterday, styrofoam snow all the way. First sunhit on last pitch about 8:50. Direct finish well covered. Bottom half was soft but easily climbable as late as 1 PM.


Thanks Mark, I was eyeballing it on Tuesday and couldn't tell from a distance about the exits.


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By J1.
From Boulder, Colorado
Jun 27, 2013
Towliee

Runnel yet? Skiable?


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013
Bocan

I took these Tuesday afternoon.


Skywalker 1.
Skywalker 1.



Skywalker 2.
Skywalker 2.


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By J1.
From Boulder, Colorado
Jun 27, 2013
Towliee

Thanks for posting those pics Scott.. Looks like spring ski season is over..


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013
Bocan

J1. wrote:
Thanks for posting those pics Scott.. Looks like spring ski season is over..


I think there is still time! Jasper and the surrounding slopes still had alot of snow. There are still plenty of chutes and slopes left to do, but as everyone has stated get up in the middle of the night.

Two weeks ago I was skinning up at the Brainard / Aududon area and it was knee to thigh deep, but sloppy at 6ish.

These are also Tuesday.

IPW, 6/25.
IPW, 6/25.



IPW 2, 6/25.
IPW 2, 6/25.


Audubon / Toll 6/8

Brainard Lake, 6/8/13.
Brainard Lake, 6/8/13.


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By J1.
From Boulder, Colorado
Jun 27, 2013
Towliee

NICE!! Ya, Ive been eying Toll from town and it still looks pretty good..
I'm guessing the road is open by now ??


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013
Bocan

Road is open, haha I think I was one of the last few to have to bike it. Really LOTS to get after and the big bowls are full, although I'd proceed with some caution from the heat. Looks like a good icy fall hopefully!


Fritz for inspiration..

makingturns.com/


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jul 8, 2013
Bocan

Skywalker is melting out fast. Both the left and right lower aprons were almost completly melted out in just about 5 days. Snow was hard neve' on the lower half (harder than expected), then melted out quick on the upper half. One constriction was about 4 ft. wide and we punched through to water.

Still climbable but with these temps and constant rain its going fast.

Me looking like a goober..

Skywalker, 7/4/13.
Skywalker, 7/4/13.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jul 8, 2013
Bocan

Any idea on the conditions on Queens Way/ Apache Couloir area? I know with the heat and rain things are dimishing quickly.


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By Daxman
From Avon, CO
Jul 9, 2013
Backpacking on the High route

Anybody know of current snow conditions on the Loft? and or Mills glacier? We are looking to climb stettners ledges and walk off on the loft. Curious if we will need crampons and axe's for approach and walk off. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!!


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By Jim Amidon
Jul 9, 2013
What ??

Isn't it time to kill this thread......

Almost a year old.......

Hey it's almost August again, high time for ice routes to be forming, maybe someone else would like to have their name on a thread about ice climbing in August.....


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