Sunday, January 27, 2008

Classic Mission Falls

Woke up to irritatingly warm temps today. The plan was to head for Mission Falls for a day of ice climbing with Travis. With the warm temps, I knew the ice was going to be wet. Quite honestly I hate climbing ice in wet conditions. On the positive side though, we were going to have "hero ice". Ice so gooey soft that every swing of an ice tool results in a buried pick giving a person the confidence to climbing like a super star.

Mission Falls, Whispering Ice

As expected the ice was running with water and after the first pitch, we were soaked. Luckily a front was moving in and the gusty winds accompanying it dried us out fast. Feeling dry and warm once again, Travis and I moved to a new location to finish off the day with some more climbing. We of course chose a dry line to climb this time.

Climbing Whispering Right-Center

Travis climbing leashless

Horsing around on the ice bridge

A glimpse of sun at the days end

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