Monday, April 13, 2009

Colorado Ice Climbing Conditions April 13: Hessie Chimney and Hidden Falls

On Saturday I was in RMNP and it was full on winter conditions, so much snow and cold. Sunday I was getting wet at Hessie Chimney with Jordan. Dave and his partner back off Hessie, while I did battle with the stien pulls on the crack that leads to the mixed thing on the left. Nobody had success, but we all had fun, very atmospheric with snow falling late in the afternoon. Today I was at Hidden Falls, and the ice was fat. Warm, with a bit of a facade to the ice, if you go be careful!