Monday, November 24, 2008

South Mineral and the Hose

I was over in South Mineral on Sunday and apparently ice climbing has become very popular. There were multiple parties on every thing but Snowblind. We climbed the middle and left Campground couloirs and they were in great shape. First anchor on the middle has new cord and biner, 2nd needs replacing. We rapped off a quite small but stout tree after the first pitch of the left couloir, needs a v-thread higher.

Today I was back over on the hose, and it is holding together well. The last week of traffic has made it a bit more friendly, but plenty pumpy. This was Cindy's first day of ice for the year, pretty good for off the couch.
The first pillar is still the crux, though the glazed chimney up higher is excellent as well.Cheers, CC.