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Date Sunday  2/24/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Poudre Canyon Ice Climbing CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader John Raich
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Ice Climbing
Climb Type Top rope
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 1
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 60


Meeting time: 7:30 a.m.
meeting location: Parking area near Shell station at the junction of highways 14 and 287 about 10 miles NW of downtown Fort Collins.,-105.1900478/@40.6641517,-105.2601097,12z

For more info Contact

john raich,


Ice climbing routes in the Poudre Canyon are fairly elusive. The intended route is Poverty Gulch WI2-3. It is located on the south side of the Poudre River in the Big Narrows. To get to the ice formation, one has to cross the Poudre River. This can be the most adventuresome part of the climb and is best done when the ice is thick enough so that falling into the river is not an issue.

Because of the uncertainties in the conditions of the approach and the climb, the leader will preview the area just prior to the scheduled date. If conditions are found to be unfavorable, the session may be cancelled or rescheduled at the last minute. A longer warm period prior to the scheduled date may rule out the climb.

We will toprope the ice climb. Bring steel crampons, ice ax, helmet, climbing harness, locking carabiner, belay device. Bring ice tools, ice screws, carabiners, slings, etc. if you have them. Leader will bring a few ice tools to use.