Friday, January 14, 2011

Grotto Canyon & Moonlight with Rick

Rick joined me last weekend for a great couple days of ice climbing. On Saturday we headed into Grotto Canyon and did tons of laps on "His" (WI4), "Hers" (WI3), and "Grotto Falls" (WI2). "His" was in quite challenging conditions and involved a bit of mixed climbing & some overhanging ice to gain the pillar! Rick was doing awesome so we even did a lap on one of the M6 mixed climbs at the end of the day.

Rick on "His" in Grotto Canyon.

On Sunday we hiked up Evan Thomas Creek and climbed the classic Moonlight. Due to wet ice in the middle, we climbed a harder WI4+ line on the far left that was steep & super fun! Rick had only ice climbed a few days before, but he gave it 100% effort and did great.

Rappelling down Moonlight.

J. Mills
CRAG Head Guide

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