Ouray Ice Park (10)


Statistics

  • Date - 01/18/2009
  • Elevation - 7,790'
  • Route - Various
  • Miles - 0.5
  • Elevation Gain - 200'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga, Matt Linnemann

Description

We slept in until shortly after 7:00 on Sunday morning and headed down for breakfast before checking out of the hotel and gearing up for a short morning in the park.  Matt and I dropped a line in the Scottish Gullies not sure what route we were on.  After rapping in, I climbed it once, Matt climbed out, and then brought me up.  Brian showed up and had a run on it, but it was super easy so we pulled the rope.  We walked past the Five Fingers area which was full and Kevin pointed out a couple of lines on the Shithouse Wall that were open.  He was on the opposite side of the canyon with a radio.  To keep it simple, we lowered in on what I think was a route called Men's Room.

We left the park around noon and were on the road by 12:30.  Matt and I listened to the NFL playoffs on the radio on the way home which made the drive go quickly.  It was another successful trip to Ouray, Colorado.

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