This is my first TR and I have no ice experience, so I really don't know what to say. I went to Mt Baker this weekend to learn how to ice climb with BoeAlps. It was sunny on Saturday, and miserably rainy on Sunday.
Long story short, ice climbing is A LOT more fun than I expected. And a lot easier as well. (Unlike rock, which looks easy but is REALLY hard) I definitely need to ice climb again! The season has just started!
As you can expect, my feet were in absolute pain and fatigue afterwards! :wtc: So much kicking and stomping.
As for the ice, I was told that it was really good ice from our 'expert' instructor. Screws were easy to place and dinner-plating wasn't a problem on sat. Sunday was tough climbing. The rain kept melting the face and I was dinner-plating all over the place. Our top rope anchor also was getting sketchy.
Me. Hero pose.
The group. Saturday was the area shown here. Sunday was up higher where the 2nd guy from the top is.
This is my V-anchor. I can't believe it works!
Me 'bouldering' 5 ft off the ground. Too scared to go any higher. I slip would be dangerous. I'd probably slide all the way to Canada!
Ben and Tom at the top setting up the anchor