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Waterfall Ice Climbing: Essential Equipment

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I'm gearing up for Lake Superior waterfall ice climbing, after summitting Rainier w/ IMG this August (via DC-Emmons, 3-day). I have all the recommended equipment from that climb and know to get the essentials like BD Viper, Ice Screws, etc.; and I'd greatly appreciate advice on what are the waterfall ice climbing essentials so I don't have gaping holes in my setup or needlessly acquire useless equipment. In addition to the Rainier climb, I've read, and re-read, all the ice and mixed climbing sections of Freedom...7th Ed.


Thanks so much for any advice that members may offer up.

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a big thermos with your favorite drink inside.


real ice climbing gloves. they are worth the money.


good boots. matter of preference. But I would bet that lake superior ice climbing is colder than west side ice climbing. Colder than banff too. Is it cold and high humidity? (then you need real good boots)

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