Sunday, November 9, 2008

Eureka Ice Conditions

Went to Eureka today. Everything was pretty bony. We climbed all of the 2nd Gully and walked off. We ran into some other Ouray folks at the base and they headed up after us. We went over and climbed the first 3 pitches of 1st Gully, but the ice ran out in both the left and right forks up higher. The first pitch pillar is a little fragile, but should continue to get better. It will be a while before any others are ready over there are ready as well.Stairway, Whorehouse, and Hoser's all need more time. One could probably climb Highway to Hell. Other reports from South Mineral Creek are not good either. Think Cold Thoughts!