Had a successful and fun day climbing with the guys and running out routes. Nice chilly and snowy day. Not so nice that I broke my left fibula skiing out due to deep soft snow and the 35lb pack. Skied the rest of the way to the parking lot and had a beer before ER. HA!
We did revolutions all day on the center flow left and right. Ice was fat, but delaminating quickly. Lots of people there as this may be the last weekend of the season. Good time had by all though.
Little thin and a little wet, but great day out!
First time climbing water ice. Really fun!
First ice climbing trip with SMG. Conditions were a little sketchy here and there (loose /soft ice) but not enough to prevent us from climbing. Top roped two points near the "Moe" route.
Took a nasty leader fall, ouch!! Tweeked my ankle and had to slide/crawl out.
Have fun up here every time...especially in blizzards, after a great winter drive from the bay area. Priceless.
Climbed with Sierra Mountain Center, great several days!!!
Cleaned Vitaliy's first lead on Moe. Climbed a couple WI3, WI4 lines on TR. Will be back!
Led the Classic Curve (WI3). Great Ice year, Not so great Ice day.
Pretty good ice on the falls, but only a three or so lines were in. It was a good day anyway with Doug, but a long drive home.
Had a blast on some easier stuff, getting my feet wet with ice climbing, and I LOVE IT!
It's a long drive from SF in the winter, when Tioga pass is closed!
I've done this a number of times over the years with various partners, along with Spiral Staircase. Always lots of fun.
This was my first time ice climbing and I loved it. I went with a great group of Spers and they were all very helpfull. I think I got to demo at least four or five sets of ice tools. Thanks to Miguel,Joan,Fred,Will,Kevin,Kanyu and Carlos. I can't wait to go back.
I'll never forget those marathon 9 hour overnight drives from the Bay Area
we weren't sure what we would find in late march. bard-harrington was bone dry. chouinard was going off though. it was my partner's first ice lead and my sixth or seventh follow. no sign of anyone else over three days. it was beautiful.
Only my second time on WI, and I had an absolute blast!
First climbed here in Jan 2007, and made several trips this year. Always a good time!