Despite the lack of snow, the ice in Redstone is actually pretty good right now. Nothing hard is in, but the approaches are easy without any snow, and it’s a great time to hit some of those longer routes you’ve always looked up at and said “someday…” Nothing that gets sun is in, including the Redstone Slabs, False Drool, Crystal Visions, Cold Heaven, etc. However, there’s still plenty to climb on:
Avocado Gully – We’ve gotten spoiled the last couple of years, as it’s come in big and fat. Not so this year, back to it’s somewhat thin shape, with an exciting section on the second pitch.
Dancing in the Moonlight – Reported to be in great shape, thin start.
Three Sisters (Tomato Chimney) – Lots of ice in this zone, worth a trip. The second pitch of Tomato is said to be rotten.
Redstone Pillar – Big and hacked out.
The Drool – Second pitch is fat, first pitch is trying to form again after falling down.
Hays Creek – Sun damaged but holding together, good sno cone fun.
Marble Falls – In.
Curtain Call – Getting close.
Single Parenting – Huge. And somewhat wet.
Glenwood Falls – Somehow is getting climbed despite all the sunshine.
Have fun out there!