by Rossi » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:45 am
by Rossi » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:25 am
mvs wrote:You are already answering your own question. I think it's important that you do it or don't do it based on your own counsel. Don't ask us!
by jleicht » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:13 pm
by rhyang » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:13 pm
by Diggler » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:49 pm
by rhyang » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:11 pm
Dingus Milktoast wrote:When I've soloed haard water ice I wear a harness and thread one or two daisies so they're ready to clip into the tools. This affords me the confidence to stop and wiggle a shell out of the pack for example, with some additional security.
Wear a helmet.
Don't climb under or past and over other parties (both sins I have committed). You get bombed or you do the bombing on folks who were ostensibly there first, not cool.
My bro kevin on North Peak
Be comfortable with your rest-steps and confident your cramps won't twist off.
And of course you are 100% reliant on your gear, sometimes with only a 1/4 inch of steel betwixt you and your maker
Kevin doing this magic
One of the most anxiety-filled climbs I ever did was this same couloir on a cold fall day.... the ice on the upper half of the route dinner plated badly - every single throw of the tools or kick of the points dislodged a plate sized saucer. I had to climb the steeper right side of the gully as a roped party was on the left side, a party which I in turn bombed badly.
I was glad to be done that day.
by cbcbd » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:42 pm
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