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Oct 22, 2013
Joshua Payne wrote:
Anyone got info on the areas around Wolf Creek?


Nothin yet. Gonna head over to lake city this sun to check out conditions of Sherman and the casket climbs
Ray Hellinger
From Zion...for the most part
Joined Feb 2, 2006
378 points
Oct 22, 2013
Outdid myself here
Lincoln is super fat as of yesterday, but in general it's very low quality ice. Dinner plates flying and über sketch gear placements. But it's not even November yet,so this is to be expected. The Blueprint Part Dank
From FEMA Region VIII
Joined Jun 21, 2013
248 points
Oct 22, 2013
I'm sure fifty of the finest springsgumbytards will be toproping the pissfuck out of it all, anyway. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
Oct 22, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
^^^Said this guy back in Sept. Lol
Buff Johnson wrote:
How about now...is lincoln in yet, I need to tr a killa pillah
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
796 points
Oct 22, 2013
Function over fashion.  My newest pair of climbing...
How's West Gully looking? Legs Magillicutty
From Littleton
Joined May 28, 2002
815 points
Oct 22, 2013
2nd pitch of Womb.
West Gully as of sunday was the thinnest I've seen it, but also the earliest I've been there so.... For sure climbable if you get there EARLY. There is some very hollow ice on a lot of the route and we bailed at the bulge because the ice was poor and it was running water. There is some good ice for anchors/v-threads however.... michael voth
From Ft. Collins, CO
Joined Feb 23, 2012
18 points
Oct 22, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd
The Blueprint Part Dank wrote:
Lincoln is super fat as of yesterday, but in general it's very low quality ice. Dinner plates flying and über sketch gear placements. But it's not even November yet,so this is to be expected.


Wow, really, must have gotten pretty cold up there Sunday night. During the day on Sun, the ice condition was excellent. The pillars would have been tough to get good pro on due to some chopping out and "normal" featuring etc, but not brittle at all compared to normal.
Kevin Craig
Joined Mar 20, 2002
448 points
Oct 22, 2013
Mountain Bandito
Here's another good one to get on in the Summit area. The Mini Cristo on the south side of Quandary is M2-M3 300-450FT and only a 20 minute approach. It would be an ideal day to climb this in the morning and then head on over to Lincoln Falls for a few laps. Ya, the ice up high and in the shade is already starting to sublimate and go to crap.
The Mini Cristo.
The Mini Cristo.
Taylor-B.
From CO & AK
Joined Oct 20, 2009
2,539 points
Oct 23, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd
Anyone gotten eyes (or tools!) on Notchtop yet? Kevin Craig
Joined Mar 20, 2002
448 points
Oct 24, 2013
Kevin Craig wrote:
Anyone gotten eyes (or tools!) on Notchtop yet?


Not Notchtop but the ice on the E side of Thatchtop is in.
GLD
Joined Jan 19, 2012
97 points
Oct 24, 2013
Personal Photo
Hello, thought I would let folks know that we have an early season report/pics on Ice Conditions down here in the San Juan's/Ouray/Silverton area: mtnguide.net/early-snow-fat-ea...

We will be getting our full conditions report page up soon and updated regularly - I will get the link to that as soon as we get it up and running. Probably will get out again early next week. So far, everything is trending in the right direction for a big year.
sanjuanmtnguide
Joined Oct 24, 2013
5 points
Oct 25, 2013
Standing atop the citadel
Anyone know the conditions of Flying Dutchman? Spencer Malcolm
Joined Mar 6, 2012
5 points
Oct 25, 2013
Bocan
Spencer Malcolm wrote:
Anyone know the conditions of Flying Dutchman?


This was posted on the CU Alpine club's FB page on 10/22.

"were up there 2 weekends ago, and it was in FAT. perfect snow conditions and great ice. There will probably be more snow now though so get ready for some postholing".
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
Oct 27, 2013
On Friday Kevin Cooper and I sent the Window Pain on the Diamond! So psyched! Just getting to the base is a great climb. Total of 7 pitches of stellar climbing. Get it soon before it blows away! More photos here:
topherdonahue.com/blog/2013/10...
Kevin Cooper on the FA of Window Pain, WI Sicks-pl...
Kevin Cooper on the FA of Window Pain, WI Sicks-plus.
topher donahue
Joined Sep 28, 2007
139 points
Oct 27, 2013
amazing! nice going, kevin & topher. looks like a mind-blowing pitch, wow. can't imagine there's a more amazing pitch of ice in the park (or anywhere i've climbed, personally). truly awesome, and what a great sounding day. congrats. Kelly Cordes
Joined Oct 17, 2001
102 points
Oct 27, 2013
Living the High Life.
Whoa cool photos! Congrats guys looks like a day to remember. Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Joined Aug 22, 2007
322 points
Oct 27, 2013
Great job Topher and Kevin! What a crazy pitch up there, very cool. Doug Shepherd
Joined Oct 10, 2005
40 points
Oct 28, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd
Nicely done gentlemen, and to the others who went up after this amazing piece of ice! Kevin Craig
Joined Mar 20, 2002
448 points
Oct 28, 2013
Lamb's Slide
topher donahue wrote:
On Friday Kevin Cooper and I sent the Window Pain on the Diamond!


Superb photo, thanks for sharing. And I had to enlarge it a few times before I could see the ropes -- for a second I thought maybe you were soloing! :-)
Rocky_Mtn_High
From Arvada, CO
Joined Apr 14, 2010
195 points
Oct 28, 2013
@Tyler from Lincoln Falls on Saturday. Thanks for the beer and leaving my friend's pocket knife on my car door. Awesome climbing with you man. Joshua Payne
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined May 20, 2013
58 points
Oct 30, 2013
Anyone get eyes on Alexander's Chimney recently? Much change from a couple weeks ago? Hoping to link to Kieners this weekend. Dylan Evans
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Apr 18, 2012
21 points
Oct 30, 2013
Chris setting up the rappel in the Southeast Gully...
Alexander's Chimney is still fat. Get after it. That should be a great link up. Chris Sheridan
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 18, 2006
1,635 points
Oct 31, 2013
No ice in red stone yet
Rock is dripping just need some cooler temps
martinharris
From Glenwood Springs CO
Joined Jul 20, 2010
228 points
Nov 1, 2013
Personal Photo
We have a current ice conditions report and pictures for the Ouray/Silverton/Telluride area up now:

mtnguide.net/resources/ouray-i...

sanjuanmtnguide
Joined Oct 24, 2013
5 points
Nov 1, 2013
has anyone been up to black lake recently? A.P.Lee
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 11, 2012
21 points


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