The Pencil, WI5+

The Pencil sits above the town of Redstone, it’s pretty obvious from the road. Definitely a proud piece of ice, this one can be tough to catch in the right conditions. Last known to have come in thick in 1997, it comes in very rarely. There are several new mixed lines in this vicinity, Survivor and Fear Factor, which link up with the upper ice on the Pencil.

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Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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