Conditions and Comments for Ice Climbing around Ouray, Colorado
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Dec 18 Ice Conditions, Eureka
Climbed Whorehouse Hoses with a crew on Tuesday. The ice was good where exposed. I think we got most of the slot cleared out, there is some sizeable debris on the benches. A testament to avalanche possibilities often underestimated on that route.
The left top pitch is a snow ramp, the right is nice and solid.
In the photo, Bergfuhrer Jeff Ward puts the cord up for laps on the final headwall. You can clearly see the hollow hose in the center of the pitch.
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