Yesterday, we managed to squeeze in a coveted ascent of the rarely formed Ingram Falls just prior to the start of our Waterfall Ice Workshop currently being conducted in Ouray. Looming above the town of Telluride, Ingram Falls is in the same general basin as its more famous neighbor, Bridalveil Falls. However, while Bridalveil faces nearly true north, Ingram has a W/NW aspect and sees a few hours of direct sunlight every afternoon. The result is a rarely formed pillar that in most years never seems to quite touch down. This is not one of those years. A pillar is what you came for and a pillar is what you’ll find.
Ingram is in very FAT conditions at the present. It is debatable as to whether the crux is the grade 5 pillar climbing or the 2+ hours of post-holing through San Juan depth hoar to reach the objective. Regardless, the climb is a prize tick and makes for a fine day in the mountains. Get some!
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