Ouray Ice Park (8)


Statistics

  • Date - 02/12/2008
  • Elevation - 7,790'
  • Route - Various
  • Miles - 0.5
  • Elevation Gain - 200'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga, Jeff Shafer

Description

Tuesday morning Jeff and I got into the Schoolroom to set up a rope similar to what George, Abby, and I did the previous day.  I first climbed on an extremely wet route that starts out with a slight overhang.  After that, the rope froze up so we moved over slightly and got a run in on a dryer route.  Brian was the only other motivated individual to venture out on our final day.  We all got a few laps in on our rope and another one that a different party had set up in the Schoolroom.  We climbed out and headed back to the house to find Kevin doing laundry and George and Abby already on their way back to Denver.  We completed our chores, packed up Jeff's Tahoe, and were on the road again.  It was another successful ice climbing trip.  Jeff did the legwork on the house rental while Brian and Kevin did most of the grocery and beer shopping.  George and Abby cooked some great chili and found some great areas in the park to climb.  I felt like a bum who was just along for the ride.

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