Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby Dave B » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:13 pm

jjust wrote:cool pictures


Thanks for the three tiers conditions, thinking about doing that tomorrow.
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:54 pm

Ten Mile/Copper canyon flows are in decent shape right now.
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby JayH » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:10 pm

@ rpb13--sounds good, looking forward to it... it'll be me and my wife--i'll pm you my number. we're not far from you in littleton, maybe we can car pool
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby Winter8000m » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:53 pm

Well it's not dry and hot everywhere in the US. 8) Plenty of ice up North if you don't mind a longish drive.

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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby gb » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:52 am

Plenty of ice down south, too.
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby Furthermore » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:06 pm

The only thing worth climbing in Officers Gulch as of 12/06 is Three Tiers. As for the other climbs in the area, The The Shroud looked a bit baked and Tony's Nightmare hasn't formed yet.
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:43 pm

Anyone know if Officer gulch has pretty bad avy conditions now?

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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby Furthermore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Officers Gulch avy conditions are fine. I did another lap on Three Tiers and it was fine. Tony's Nightmare appears to be in as well.

For anyone interested in hard ice, The Sword of Damocles on Mt. Antero is IN. Didn't get to climb it but appears to be fat.
Anges Vail Falls, NOT IN. Super sun baked.
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Officer Gulch:

Round the Corner is in but a little ugly looking (WI5 conditions for sure). Right bypass is a bit skimpy but doable.

Unamed Gulley's 1st pitch was nice and in, really fun! 2nd pitch is a lot more mellow but still in.

Please be careful out there...just ask my right ankle. :-D
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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby Dave B » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:28 pm

If you're feeling like a hike. Columbine Falls and Left of Columbine Falls are in super fat. Left of Columbine Falls (which I think is normally WI3) looks to have a nice WI4 section on the right as well as some nice mixed possibilities. This was my third time up there this year and never once seen another soul on that ice.

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Re: Front Range Ice Conditions 2012/2013

Postby davebks » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:48 pm

I was at Lincoln this weekend. It's great! Some of the climbs are a bit swiss cheesed, and we had one big chunk come out but for the most part its in great shape.
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