My mind was there while I was reading, sounds like a great day with an extra challenge... isn't it funny what a huge difference ice quality makes?
That is so true. That same climb in different conditions might make for a much different story. It was still a great day.
That makes a bit more sense. Did you top out on the crux pitch, or was there another short easy pitch above?
Check out Aaron's trip report for his weekend. It is too funny.