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Whorehouse Hoses

Whorehouse Hoses

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Object Title: Whorehouse Hoses

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing


Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Dec 13, 2011 / Dec 13, 2011

Object ID: 765419

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About the climb

It is a very scenic ice climb with a short approach hike from Eureka parking lot. I think even to hike to the base of the climb is worth the effort. The approach goes through a narrow winding canyon. The climb is well protected from wind since it runs inside deep chimney/canyon systems. There are short hiking sections between the ice falls.

Eureka is abandoned mining community 9 miles northeast of Silverton, Colorado.

Why Whorehouse Hoses? I heard that there was a brothel near by, therefore this name.

The first pitch is a full 200 foot (68 meter) fun! So, bring a 70 meter rope, and 2nd rope for the descent. There are fixed anchors along the climb, and the anchors are easy to spot (but I heard that higher up the anchors can get buried in a deep snow).
Jack Roberts in his Colorado Ice describes descent to use either two 50 meter or one 60 meter ropes for rappel. This is not true if you are planning to use the fixed anchors. Obviously, you can do it with short ropes if you are planning to make V-threads, or leave a screw behind.

Supposedly, the climb is listed on Guy Lacelle's list of the Top 100 Ice Climbs in the World.

External Links

Whorehouse Hoses on Mountain Project


Ice falls from the parking lot
View from the parking lot
Approach to Whorehouse Hoses
Approach to Whorehouse Hoses
Narrow winding canyon
Narrow winding canyon on approach
Narrow winding canyon
More on the approach hike
Approach to Whorehouse Hoses
Danika on approach
Near the base of the 1st pitch
Me at the base of the climb
1st pitch of Whorehouse Hoses
1st pitch
1st pitch of Whorehouse Hoses
1st pitch is nearly 70 meters (200 ft) long
Close up of first pitch
Close up - 1st pitch
1st pitch - looking down
1st pitch - looking down
2nd pitch Whorehouse Hoses
2nd pitch
2nd pitch - looking down
2nd pitch looking down
Pitch 2
Pitch 2 = my first ice lead
Top section of 2nd pitch
Top section of 2nd pitch
A walk between 2nd and 3rd pitch
Section between pitch 2 and 3
3rd Icefalls = Pitch 3
2 options on 3rd pitch
3rd pitch Whorehouse Hoses
3rd pitch = the left ice fall
View from my belay stance
View from my belay stance at the bottom of 3rd pitch
4th pitch Whorehouse Hoses
4th pitch
Pitch 4
4th pitch - close up
Top of pitch 4
Top of pitch 4
2 options on 3rd pitch
Descent on the left and ascent on the right - 3rd pitch
Pitch 3
Right ice fall on pitch 3
Rappel Anchors on the 2nd pitch
Rappel on pitch 2



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andreeacorodeanuGreat Liba...


Voted 10/10

more leads to come for you :D!!!!!!!! Cheers, Andreea
Posted Dec 14, 2011 2:20 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Great Liba...

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks Andrea. i wish to lead more, and feel solid...
Posted Dec 14, 2011 7:48 am

andreeacorodeanuRe: Great Liba...


Voted 10/10

You will, Im sure of this :)!
Posted Dec 15, 2011 6:20 am

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