more of a Frank Campbell grade 4 ;)
Yea, and the guidebook calls it grade 3 (and has a picture of it). The locals all know of this pitch - it's solid grade 4 and spits off or scares away a few people every year. The ice is typically not good until you get about 2/3 of the way up it. The second pitch however, is usually stellar.
Yeah it looks dead vertical, eg. harder than Carlsberg, which is grade 5... :)
Love the vertical Ice. Thanks for sharing the shot.
Thanks! I like this picture too. It's sometimes nice to climb with three people as then I can scurry around and find some nice angles for photos - instead of the bum shot all the time.
I hear that... I have way too many of thee old bum in the harness from straight below.. Cheers.