Above the old silver mine at Silver Plume, Colorado, a curtain of ice forms
without fail every winter. From the very top to its very bottom, it is
almost a hundred feet high, divided into two sections by a low angle
shelf of ice and snow. There are two sets of bolt anchors on top. As
roadside icicles go, this is one of the best practice areas around.
It's a bit of a drive from Cheyenne, but I have managed
to while away the better part of a day on this formation.
Its southern exposure assures that Silver Plume is one
of the first ice climbs to sun-rot and fall apart in the Spring!