|All Mixed Up on the hike in, 11/6/2012|
|Mike Lewis on the second pitch of All Mixed Up - 11/6/2012|
Mike Lewis mid-way on All Mixed Up - 11/6/2012
|Grace Falls in Early Conditions - Photo by Mike Lewis, CMS Guide, Nov 1, 2012|
|Grace Falls Nov 1, 2012|
|Notchtop November 1, 2012|
Mike reported really good climbing (albeit a bit wet) at Grace Falls with an easy approach. The other ice in the area hadn't shown up yet. The upper pitches on the NE Face of Notchtop looked great but did not have anything in below them.
|Ice at Columbine Falls - November 3, 2012|
Ice at Columbine Falls: The far right flow was in excellent condition. One pitch of 30-40 feet of steep and 50-60 feet of low angle ice. WI4-WI2 with WI3 variations. Mike saw a flow directly above Peacock Pool that looked great from far away ~ WI4.
CMS Senior Guide Joey Thompson and clients Kim and Darren Walker made the trip to Rocky Mountain National Park on November 3 in search of snow and ice to run the Intro to Mountaineering course. Conditions were lean but they did find some snow and ice to practice their skills on. Here is a shot from below Hallett's with the Dragon Area in the background.
The weather report is showing potential for snow in the Park this weekend. We are psyched for more ice and snow and a great winter season!
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