Every type of climbing envolves some subtle distinctions and lessons. Ice climbing despite the fact that you are solidly placing tools and front-points requires finnese or you will quickly run out of steam . The more you relax and study the terrain the smoother the ascent . Frozen water falls come in all sizes and shapes and lot's of places are far more mellow in the Winter than at any other time of year . The descent is sometimes the highlight of the day . Have a great climb !