• Date - 12/30/2010
  • Elevation - 8,800'
  • Route - Spiral Staircase/The Pencil/The Eraser
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Jeff Shafer, Brian Kooienga, Kevin Smith


Brian, Jeff, Kevin, and I took a day over the holidays to run up to Vail, Colorado, for some ice climbing.  Brain led the Spiral Staircase and set up a top rope.  I also led the Spiral Staircase and then brought Jeff up.  As Brian and Kevin made a few laps on Spiral, Jeff and I went up and set up a top rope on The Pencil.  We each climbed it a couple of times and then moved the top rope over to The Eraser.  After climbing this ice a couple of times also, Brian and Kevin joined us to take a few laps.  We broke down the top rope, rappelled back down to the base of Spiral Staircase and then made one more quick lap on it before calling it a day.


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