November 20, 2014
Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Denver to attend the wedding of a couple of good friends. Luckily I was able to coordinate with a friend to do a bit of ice climbing before the wedding. I’ve never climbed in Rocky Mountain National Park, but I’m hoping to get back again.
I lead the first two approach pitches which weren’t all that hard. Just a little thoughtful in a spot or two. Doug however lead the crux, Deep Freeze (WI5+). The pillar was touching down but it was a little dry and hollow in many spots. The pro Doug was able to get in was primarily rock gear, inspiring less than full confidence. It was a great pitch nonetheless and I’m happy to have been able to get out.