February 19, 2014
It seems like we may have made it through the warm spell with minimal negative impact on the Park. The North end was affected a little more than the South end. Both ends remain open for climbing. Please continue to be vigilant on and around pillars and free hanging curtains. Even though the temps will be dropping during the next few days, the transition could produce instability on some of the more fragile features. The Farming Team is poised to take full advantage of cooler temps. Expect conditions to improve over the coming weeks in the Park.
Many folks are inquiring about a possible closing date for this season. With the current conditions and forecast, closing isn’t even on our radar.
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Back-country Ice Conditions
For the latest on back-country ice conditions around Ouray, check out this link from San Juan Mountain Guides: Back-country Ice