Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Last Climb before the War

Saturday Mulkey and I ran up School House Creek to have a look at The Last Climb before the War (thin ribbon running down the left wall). It was kind of "in" and I witnessed one of the finest leads on ice I have ever seen. It was a long day and needless to say we hiked out in the dark.

Joel running up the first pitch of School House.

the second pitch of School House Creek

Joel atop the second pitch

Aaron on the third pitch.

Aaron climbing thru the mixed section of The Last Climb before the War. It was amateur hour thru the first section. Dropped cam, dropped tool, and hugging very thin icicles for dear life.

Aaron pulling onto the ice

Mulkey cruising the top section of steep ice above the pillar. The ice was completely dry.