Friday, April 03, 2009

Colorado Ice Climbing Conditions April 03: Hessie Chimney, Nederland

Went back out to Hessie Chimney, Eldora, today. Snow was flying from early on and it was very atmospheric all day. Somebody had been up here since Tom and I were last here 4 days ago and today we met two guys scouting the route. Since the heavy snow in the afternoon on wednesday the chimney has filled in a bit and certainly has become a touch easier. The top of the first pitch was very wet and the top pitches (well both finishes) were drippy as well. It snowed most of the day while we were up there and the storm tonight will only make the ice come in fatter. Happy swinging. Email me if you know of any other fun ice/mixed that is in.