Ice and Mixed 2015

Well Ice & Mixed 2015 was fantastic yet again, this year I was not very organized and decided it would be easiest to jump on one of the clinics so I wouldn't have to find a climbing partner.  Arriving on Wednesday I got in a days skiing on Thursday, and on Friday we headed up to some slabs above Lake Alta and had a go at a couple of routes, getting our every placement and decision critiqued which was quite refreshing and I learned a surprising amount. On Saturday we headed up to the base of Telecom Tower, intending to climbing Fridays Fool. However we knew there were a few groups planning to do that route, and upon passing Saturday Morning Special with nobody on it, we opted to do that instead.

Queens Drive

Queens Drive

Start of the second pitch of Saturday Morning Special

Start of the second pitch of Saturday Morning Special

I found it to be a pretty straightforward route, except for the start which was a little fiddly. There was a little ice, but mostly steep snow with rock steps every so often. The weather was packing in by the time we got to the top so it was down to the cafe for a coffee.  On Sunday we had a quick session at pink palace, got pumped after two hours(!) then headed home.  Another excellent festival and I'm already looking forward to the next one.

| August 16th, 2015 | Posted in Storytime |

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