Coleman Icefall bouldering
Coleman Icefall - Ice Bouldering
The Coleman Glacier Icefall
The Coleman Glacier is a great place to learn and have fun
ice climbing. Not to mention in one of the most beautiful volcano
settings in the state! Phil, Greg and I spent this sunny Sunday
mostly bouldering around on the ice serracs and crevasse walls. Later
in the season, as were the conditions when we were there, the icefall
created longer, more vertical and icy walls that are good leads or top-ropes.
I have seen potential pitches of up to 60 feet! For the most
part, there are numerous 20-30 foot walls of good steep ice. This
is an obvious place to hone your ice skills for a day before tackling
the North Ridge. So get out there, leave the crappy
russian ice screws at home and put those tools to work!
That's me downclimbing after leading a short step.
Phil Whacking away over our frozen lake landing pad
Climbing up through the hole
Pictures provided by Phil
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