Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March Ice Climbing Adventures!

The last month has been action packed & full of great ice climbing with lots of fun guests!  Starting with an Ice Skills Week then moving into a bunch of custom trips, it was great to get out with so many enthusiastic climbers!  Here's some photo's from some of the climbs!

Malignant Mushroom (WI5) in the Ghost with Trent & Chris 

 Shawn P. in Johnston Canyon on the Ice Skills Week

Scott doing some mixed climbing on the Ice Skills Week.
And some leading the next day!

 Tyler D. leading on Nothing But The Breast (WI4+) near Nordegg on a rainy day.  The next day we climbed Whiteman Falls (WI5) & Redman Soars (M5+) but my camera wasn't working (perhaps due to getting rained on the day before!). 

 Looking up at Good Luck & Bad Dreams (WI4), another Nordegg classic.

 Climbing at Rehab Wall way up Evan Thomas Creek.

Looking up at the last pitch on Professor Falls (WI4).

 Kevin R. rappelling down after we climbed the Central Pillar on the Weeping Wall in very difficult conditions.

 And Kevin leading the next day on Guinness Gully.

 Shawn P. nearing the top of Whiteman Falls (WI5).

 Rick S. doing his first ice lead in King Creek!

 Laura top-roping in Haffner Creek on the Intro Ice Course.

 Shawn part way up Redman Soars (M5+)

 And a day off from the ice to go skiing.  Not as fun, but gets you to some rad places like the Rockwall in Kootenay National Park.

 Climbing in King Creek with Kyle & Landon, three days before Landon's wedding in Banff!

With them again the next day in Haffner.  We also climbed Guinness Gully but I didn't get any pics.  

J. Mills
CRAG Head Guide


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