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2020-02 New England Climbing Trip

February 19-21, 2020

During our winter trip planning we decided to put off a New England trip until Carly’s birthday so that we could celebrate with family and also get the extra vacation day of President’s day. Coincidentally, February just happens to be in the thick of ice climbing season just about anywhere and so it was in New England.

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2020-02-08 Angel of Fear

February 8, 2020

Friday evening I got a call that Angel of Fear was in. This is one of the rarer forming climbs in Utah and is the jewel of the “Holy Trinity” in Santaquin. I’ve never seen it even close to forming before. The previous time I’d seen it sort of form it had fallen down to the road.

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2020-02 Bouldering and Ice Climbing

February 1-2, 2020

I crammed just about the farthest ends of the climbing spectrum into one weekend, and they were only about 50 miles apart on the map. I’ll say almost, because I’d say alpine climbing is at one end and bouldering is the other. I only went ice climbing, which is close to alpine climbing.

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2020-01-16 thru 20 Ouray

January 16-20, 2020

Carly and I headed to Ouray for a extra long weekend of ice climbing and skiing. Typically we go a little later in the winter, around President’s Day. However this year we’ve got other plans during that time so we shifted it. Our friends Micah and Hilary were also free around this time and we wanted to be able to get out with them.

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Bozeman Icefest 2019

December 11-15, 2019

Yet again the Bozeman Icefest and Hyalite delivers. Unlike the last couple of years I was part of a much smaller team at the fest. This allowed more climbing and better rest (at least excluding Saturday night) after working the Blue Ice table. Nate and I were on our own for the first couple days and got some great climbing in. The first day of the fest we climbed Dribbles (WI4) with Doug and helped with the avy forecast. Doug is always a great time and bring able to do a classic route with no wait AND get to help out with the avy work was a pleasure.