Ice season is in full effect on the Western Slope of Colorado.
The past week brought warm temperatures in the 40s in the valley, causing some damage on certain climbs around the area. But, most climbs are in great shape and many may have benefited from the temperatures with the help of some snow melt.
Rifle is in good shape but we’re still anxiously waiting for Soul On Ice and Stone Free to come into shape. It’s been cold enough in the canyon
Elsewhere, things around Redstone and Glenwood Canyon are looking good. After a long wait, many Redstone climbs are coming in fat, such as the Redstone Pillar. Avocado Gully has been getting a good amount of traffic even though the crux second pithch is in sorta thin.
As always, let us know (970-319-0656) if you want to get out on the ice. Happy climbing!