A long-time friend of ours joined Mountain Trip guide Jim Toman on one of southwest Colorado’s classic multi-pitch ice routes yesterday. Paul Froelich traveled to the small, alpine town of Ouray to climb “The Ribbon” a very fun, WI4 route that is in great condition right now.
The climbing on the route is engaging, but never too difficult. There are a couple of vertical sections, but they are not too long, and much of the route is good, fun climbing that keeps you on your toes, but doesn’t get too stressful.
We have had some very, very cold temperatures in the past week, but it seems as if the arctic cold has left and the abundance of ice should continue to be in great condition for weeks to come.
Great job Paul, on a classic route!