Jason leading Moonlite Canada 2005


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Deb - Jun 6, 2007 12:06 pm - Voted 10/10


Might be a silly question, but why 2 ropes? That's more shit to try to swing around. Tow line?


rhyang - Jun 6, 2007 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Ropes?

Double ropes are often used for ice climbing because they offer lower impact force in the event of a leader fall, hence are less likely to pull out ice screws. They also come in handy for rappelling ... on many multipitch routes the descent is essentially to rappel back the way you climbed.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jun 6, 2007 12:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Some times on certain climbs

Some times on certain climbs usally mixed climbs they come in very handy when going from rock to ice .If i can find some pictures I will show why, if you have done much mixed climbing you would see why they come in handy.


Deb - Jun 6, 2007 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Some times on certai climbs

I would be interested to see more pics. And no, I haven't done any mixed climbing....yet. :) Thanks!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jun 6, 2007 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Some times on cert ain climbs

Bring you and your friends to Colo. some winter soon and I will show a definate mixture of Ice and Rock you will not go away dissapointed

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jun 6, 2007 2:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re : Some times on certain climbs

And an answer to your first question Deb it is not a silly question .I think a person can not ever find out enough information when it comes to climbing .


mvs - Jan 6, 2009 1:42 pm - Voted 10/10

just started

I just started leading WI4-type ice, and so I'm hungry for pictures/stories of such climbs. Each pitch I've led has been kind of a "cosmic journey," you probably remember such times!

Anyway, I really like this picture...I kind of see the measuring of available strength, the total awareness of tool and crampon placement, the resolve to keep going up.

Thanks for posting!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jan 8, 2009 7:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: just started

When I can I will send you stories of climbing adventures if you want them. I just have to slow down a little and get some wrote to you . I am proud of you moving on to the next hard lead. i have been climbing since 1973, and motivated to start thinking and finding out about climbing since 1963. I watched two German climbers in 1962 and that got me on to thinking climbing. Have not stopped since . Thanks for your comment I enjoy your adventures and pictures on summit. I will stay in touch Best of luck on the rock and ice.


mvs - Jan 9, 2009 3:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: just started

Right on. You sound like one of those rare people for whom that raw enthusiasm never dies. Climb on! The flame is eternal.

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