Redstone Ice Conditions 1.8.14

The ice in Redstone is in great shape, with all the standards looking good and many other things to climb on as well. Here are the details:

Banzai Pipeline – has ice on it, may be climbable but will be very hard. The bolted route to its right is doable.

Avocado Gully – In typical shape, with a thin crux section. Very hacked out.

Avocado Gully, 2nd pitch. Hacked!

Dancing in the Moonlight – In

Crystal Visions – In

From the road, all 3 pitches look good.

Tomato Chimney – In

Dirty Linen Gully – In

Drool – In

False Drool – second pitch looks in from the road, but sun damaged. First pitch is probably OK. Stay in the creek bed on the approach!

Redstone Pillar – Fat.

Redstone Slabs – not yet, but a good amount of ice.

Hays – Fat, multiple lines to climb here right now.

Lots to climb on Hays right now.

Marble Falls – In

Coal Creek

Lots going on here, get it while it’s good!

Cold Heaven – In WI6-/5+ condition, but growing every day.

Be gentle on that small pillar at the start!

Curtain Call – fatter than it’s been maybe ever, go climb this too!

Doesn't look like much from the road but it's 35 meters of fun, and the trail is packed in!

Coal Creek slabs – In, if a little thin still.

Good, clean toproping fun to be had here.

Cavity Games area – lots of ice here right now.

Get Shorty – In very cool shape, with a narrow runnel at the start and mixed chimney above. Probably hard to protect in its current condition.

Man Camp – No ice, but you don’t need it.

ATF Crag – not yet.

Single Parenting – In, probably fat now.

The ice in Rifle looks good as well.

4 Responses to Redstone Ice Conditions 1.8.14

  1. Nice! Thanks for the updates.

    John January 9, 2014 at 9:32 am
  2. Cool avocado is Swiss cheese

    Barnato January 13, 2014 at 10:50 am
    • Maybe we should hang a “Closed for Re-Icing” sign across the bottom of the route.

      BJ Sbarra January 13, 2014 at 11:02 am
  3. Ya. Let’s leave things be for 1 week people!

    Jason January 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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