Trip: Silverton, CO - Whorehouse Hoses
Did this route Sunday to avoid some of the snow drifts that were affecting other routes and was a great choice.
3 pitches, WI4-5 (5 if you take the route on the right at the 3rd pitch.)
--1st pitch 200 ft so 70m ropes needed.
--2nd pitch short and unremarkable.
--3rd pitch with a WI4 and WI5 option. The WI5 route was still looking a bit thin so we did the WI4 which is about 55m.
Bolts at the top of each pitch. Rap down. 2 70m ropes best bet for rappelling the 1st pitch/last rap.
Really pretty ice and fun climbing the long pitch. A couple pics here-
From the usual parking lot in Eureka, the climb is visible across the creek in the back of a deep chimney. Hike up the chimney/canyon to the base of the ice. The Whorehouse Houses are on the right (east) side of the canyon, up Niagara Gulch.