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[TR] Box Canyon - Tamara's First Ice! - Happy Harvester 1/10/2010

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Trip: Box Canyon - Tamara's First Ice! - Happy Harvester

 

Date: 1/10/2010

 

Trip Report:

Dru, Jmace, Tamara and I hiked into Box canyon on nice hard snow in about 30 minutes. The temps were super warm and ice was falling off of all the hard routes so Dru and Jmace went and climbed 'Labyrinth' and I took Tamara over to 'Happy Harvester'. I taught her how to swing and use her feet and place screws, then I led the fun little WI2+ pitch and put in a 2 screw belay. She followed the pitch no problem with Jesse's Aztars we loaned us set up to be used leashless. She climbed smoothly and had no problems at all with the pitch, even sneakily hooking my pick holes sometimes ;) She still doesn't own ice boots so we tried to set her up with some snowboard boots with strap on mountaineering crampons Dru loaned her to use :lmao: It was pretty sketchy!

 

Pitch 2 was a short WI2- on hero ice then we walked up to the base of P3, but it was super warm and wet and we weren't sure what the others were up to so we rapped off. One tree rappel and one V-Thread Rap got us down. Tamara was super scared rapping off the V-Thread, even after I bounced around showing her how strong it was :rolleyes:

 

We walked out to find the other guys waiting at the car and drove back to get cofee in Hope.

It was so much fun teacher her how to climb ice, I think she is definitely psyched to get some real boots!!

 

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waiting for the guys to pick us up in the AM.

 

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Just kick your boot in and stand!

 

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Grim Reaper, across the valley! Great Route!

 

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Festering wall on the left, P1 of Happy Harvester on the right.

 

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Yup, just twist that thing into the ice and it should stay!

 

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About to start climbing!

 

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I put in a coupel screws for her to practice taking out.. and for directionals... and to save me if I fell off of course ;)

 

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Smiles and hero ice on P2

 

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we could have gone up there but didnt...

 

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Don't take a pic.. helmets look dumb! :rolleyes:

 

Gear Notes:

some screws. 6 was plenty for our route.

 

Approach Notes:

Cake, 30 mins.

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Trip: Box Canyon - Tamara's First Ice! - Happy Harvester

 

Date: 1/10/2010

 

Trip Report:

Dru, Jmace, Tamara and I hiked into Box canyon on nice hard snow in about 30 minutes. The temps were super warm and ice was falling off of all the hard routes so Dru and Jmace went and climbed 'Labyrinth' and I took Tamara over to 'Happy Harvester'. I taught her how to swing and use her feet and place screws, then I led the fun little WI2+ pitch and put in a 2 screw belay. She followed the pitch no problem with Jesse's Aztars we loaned us set up to be used leashless. She climbed smoothly and had no problems at all with the pitch, even sneakily hooking my pick holes sometimes ;) She still doesn't own ice boots so we tried to set her up with some snowboard boots with strap on mountaineering crampons Dru loaned her to use :lmao: It was pretty sketchy!

 

Pitch 2 was a short WI2- on hero ice then we walked up to the base of P3, but it was super warm and wet and we weren't sure what the others were up to so we rapped off. One tree rappel and one V-Thread Rap got us down. Tamara was super scared rapping off the V-Thread, even after I bounced around showing her how strong it was :rolleyes:

 

We walked out to find the other guys waiting at the car and drove back to get cofee in Hope.

It was so much fun teacher her how to climb ice, I think she is definitely psyched to get some real boots!!

 

18531_271050295700_651665700_5064979_3606393_n.jpg

waiting for the guys to pick us up in the AM.

 

18531_271050320700_651665700_5064980_3987185_n.jpg

Just kick your boot in and stand!

 

18531_271050340700_651665700_5064981_3801997_n.jpg

Grim Reaper, across the valley! Great Route!

 

18531_271050345700_651665700_5064982_1301976_n.jpg

Festering wall on the left, P1 of Happy Harvester on the right.

 

18531_271050350700_651665700_5064983_7631358_n.jpg

Yup, just twist that thing into the ice and it should stay!

 

18531_271050355700_651665700_5064984_4795285_n.jpg

About to start climbing!

 

18531_271050360700_651665700_5064985_7338344_n.jpg

I put in a coupel screws for her to practice taking out.. and for directionals... and to save me if I fell off of course ;)

 

18531_271050365700_651665700_5064986_2657115_n.jpg

Smiles and hero ice on P2

 

18531_271050370700_651665700_5064987_5016595_n.jpg

we could have gone up there but didnt...

 

18531_271050375700_651665700_5064988_7584686_n.jpg

Don't take a pic.. helmets look dumb! :rolleyes:

 

Gear Notes:

some screws. 6 was plenty for our route.

 

Approach Notes:

Cake, 30 mins.

:lmao:

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