East Vail climbing season off to a good start

10th December, 2015 by

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — East Vail’s ice-climbing season is off to a good start.Driven by cold weather the many gullies above East Vail have become swollen with their winter ice flows.Less than a two hour drive from Denver and stacked with many natural icefalls, East Vail ice draws climbers from around the state and even the rest of the country.“We have ice forming for all abilities as well as world class climbs like the Designator and the Fang coming in,” says Mia Tucholke, a local guide who has been climbing in East Vail for over 20 years.The Fang: a 120-foot freestanding pillar …

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