Redstone Ice Conditions 1.6.12

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!



8 Responses to Redstone Ice Conditions 1.6.12

  1. Save the ice! Ride a bike!

    Climberism January 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  2. This may be stale information, but we climbed Marble Falls on 12-23-2011.

    James January 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    • Right on James, it probably hasn’t changed, doesn’t get any sun back there.

      BJ Sbarra January 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm
  3. Marble looked thin at the top a week ago when I walked in to check it out. Too thin for me, anyway!

    DId Dancing in the Moonlight on Wednesday 1/4/2012. Very good. Crux was the 5.7 dirt climbing!

    Michael Kennedy January 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm
  4. Thank you for the update, it’s time to take the tools for a walk

    Cooper January 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm
  5. What about Hidden Falls? Any reports? I’m guessing it’s fat but I haven’t taken a look at it from the road in a while.

    Mike January 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    • I think that thing is always in midwinter, along with Mystery Falls. Also, Glenwood Falls is out, drove by yesterday and it’s a sun baked mess.

      BJ Sbarra January 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  6. hidden falls is in. steep steep at bottom. thought it was silent parenting not single??? could be wrong

    jimc February 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm
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