Monday, February 02, 2009

Hells Angel

Arms wide open the ice angel welcomes all. 3 years ago Aaron and I attempted this route only to be turned around by a bad ice tool. see March 2006

Deep snow over talus, yum

Mulkey and Hilary waiting for me to catch up

130 feet of rattley chandelier hooks. Not a solid stick to be found. Aaron was on lead for 45 minutes, all of us got beat up by the thing. Myself with a pretty banged up nose.

Hilary on the second ascent of the Chockstone Pitch, aka pitch one.

Walking away from this thing three years ago was pretty hard, and it's been hanging over our head for too long. It's remoteness kept others from even knowing it existed, but it also kept us from going back. I think I can now share its location with others.

Aaron sensing success.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The route "Hells Angels" finally went down on Saturday after a 3 year wait, see March 2006.