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miztflipNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008


I thought it was all hype. The nasty talus and scree on the approach for a short, mostly class 2+ ridge with 40 feet of chossy class 3 didn't allow the mountain to live up to it's reputation. The plus is the beautiful area Ice is located in and the views of the surrounding peaks.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 9:29 pm

heather14Traverse from Huron to West Apostle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


Tagged Ice along the way from Huron to W. Apostle. A great mountain, but the decent down the gully wasn't exactly fun. An awesome and very looong day.
Posted Aug 24, 2008 9:34 pm

cp0915NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Fun and scenic route. Hit North Apostle afterward.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:08 pm

Pete CastriconeRefrigerator Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Pete Castricone

Good times.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 5:20 pm

Kiefervia The Fridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


A wildly fun and exciting mountain! Throughly enjoyed the snowclimb and scramble to the summit. This mountain is SO out of character for the Sawatch.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 1:54 am

utclimberTraverse from N Apostle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008
Lots of snow up there still at this time of year.
Posted Jun 28, 2008 8:23 pm

SarahThompsonIce Cubed: Three Apostles Traverse / Refrigerator Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


9/4/05 - Ice Cubed - Epic day with plenty of scrambling in an uncharacteristically interesting area of the Sawatch.

6/22/08 - Went back for the Refrigerator - sweet!
Posted May 16, 2008 5:48 pm

shknbkene ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Did the traverse from North to West Apostle. Upper couloir was a bit wet/snowy from a morning storm. The n.e. ridge was surprisingly solid, at least compared to the Elks/San Juans! Classic summit that deserves respect. Traverse to West will test your routefinding.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 2:15 pm

cftbqTraverse from north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


A very challenging and exciting peak. Right up the north ridge, and the right side of the crux coulior. After that, everything else seemed easy.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 12:14 am

xskier77The Fridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Started at around 5am and climbed the Refridgerator Couloir successfully without any rock fall. The top of the couloir has a very steep section that was fun to use two ice tools for added stability. After reaching the summit of Ice we then made the traverse to North Apostle.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 2:47 am

Brian KaletApsostle Traverse (North to West)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Brian Kalet

9 hours roundtrip from 2WD.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 3:28 pm

jratkNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2001


Wow! Spectacular mountain, great climb. Were planning on doing N apostle but decided not to push our luck. Got off route on the descent and were committed to downclimbing one of the couloirs. Scary...
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:08 pm

shanahan96Apostle Couloir and Southwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


7-7-06: what an interesting day! had planned to climb the refrigerator, but it's out for the year. the apostle couloir made for a nice climb until the final 20-30 feet when scree and ice patches made life miserable. climbed the southwest ridge direct from there....wow, that's one impressive, complicated route. had to drop off the ridge twice, was very impressive. ice, a worthy challenge.

5-30-09: returned to climb the refrigerator with mike, milburn and steve. great snow conditions led to a classic climb, but unfortunately the descent wasn't that great. we ended up on a sketchy traverse towards north apostle before bailing off into the left branch of the refrigerator. what an outing!

score: ice mountain 2, jamie 2
guess i need a return engagement sometime to break this tie?

Posted Jul 10, 2006 3:06 am

Ryan KowalskiApostle Traverse (W to N)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002

Ryan Kowalski

This was an aboslute blast. I really enjoyed the traverse from West Apostle and like Layne I had some route finding oopsies. Make sure you aim for the correct summit (cross the major gully that separates the false summit lower). I followed the face on the side of the gully to the false summit and found myself unable to downclimb the very steep notch. A great routefinding testpiece and a great summit. Easily one of my Colorado favorites
Posted May 20, 2006 12:18 am

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 11 Sep 2005  Sucess!


After climbing up to North Apostle, it took me about 45 min to return to the saddle and then climb up Ice's Northeast Ridge. Most of the ridge was easy, with a very exposed, but simple, knife edge section just below the crux. After crossing the top of the couloir I spied a chimney that looked relatively easy to get up and used that to regain the ridge. From there it was a simple hike to the top. After that I headed on to West Apostle to complete the traverse.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 8:59 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 19th, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed this one with Colonalpyat. I had wanted Ice's summit for over a year, and finally made it. The Apostle Massif is gorgeous to look at, but a little loose to climb.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 8:52 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed this on with Kane after camping at the 4WD trailhead. We got an early start and were up to the crux gully with minimal problems. From below, this section (the right side of the gully) looked real easy and I started up without giving it too much thought. It's harder than it looks and it probably took eight minutes to safely do those fifty feet. An easier downclimb was immediately spotted from the top of this section and it required about two minutes on the descent.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 12:45 am

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