Monday, January 21, 2008

Fantastic Pillars!

Climbed a couple of beautiful pillars yesterday one basin SE of Gravity's Rainbow. I have seen ice form up in this basin in the past, but it has been years since these pillars have been in this type of condition. Definitely worth a visit.

The left-most pillar was a little wet in places and offered very engaging WI5 climbing including an excellent traversing roof-like exit.

The right-most pillar is a free-standing pencil of around 20 metres. Spectacular. Dead vertical ice requiring a cool head and bold climbing.

They won't last long given their southern exposure. Get them while you can.

Grey Squirrel