Alexander’s Chimney RMNP Ice Climbing Fun – 10/31/14

Halloween is the time for ice climbing in Colorado. Got up for some fun on the flanks of Long’s Peak. Eli Helmuth, whose guidebook to the ice climbing in RMNP I’m publishing and Aaron joined me for some fun climbing in a classic line. We were doing a bunch of rigging and rapping so we only did the first couple pitches. There was also another group on the line. But it was super fun to get out and stretch the legs. Looking forward to many ice sessions with Eli as we start to get a ton of photos for his book. It was basically a training day. New boots and fresh off the couch or desk made for a tough day. My feet still hurt but I learned some things that I need to get the shot.

The ice this season is fat in the Park. But with the new snow choose your line wisely. The new snow came in with high winds so there are plenty of slabs lurking on top of the abundant facets we encountered.

Enjoy the shots.

 

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