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Maybe this year...

Coal Creek Ice Climbs

Coal Creek is one of those places that in the right conditions is fantastic, but catching it in shape can be tough. There's a healthy variety of climbs here when they come in, from short pillars to rope stretching mixed routes. In a good winter, abundant snowfall with the right combination of sunny and cloudy days means a lot of ice. In a warm winter, the south facing cliffs get hit hard by the sun and there wont be much more than a tease. Despite being very ephemeral, the climbs here are some of the most interesting in the valley.

Cavity Games - a fun chimney with ice in the back.

Coal Creek Slabs - a variety of lines and easy to toprope.

Coal Creek Cruiser - a funt pitch of moderate ice.

Cold Heaven - one of the most impressive climbs in the valley.

Curtain Call - a super fun, long moderate outing.

Drinkin' the Drip - short mixed section and steep curtain.

Roadside Attraction - a mini cragging area with several lines.

Single Parenting - cool pitch of easy ice.

Stoney Vision - interesting mixed climbing 30 seconds from your car.