BN, this is what would frighten me about ice climbing
soundtrack cut off at the end "...hang on while i clean out my shorts..."
Yowzers! That much running water on a slick face with thin ice = NO GO!!!!
It sounds like the woman directing things really saved the day.
What the hell was that guy doing leading like that without any protection on ice! He was literally saved from his own stupidity and he would have received a Darwin Award for sure if they not help him.Cheers...Daryl LeBlanc
-Life is too important to be taken seriously- Oscar Wilde
He is a fred. His technique is terrible, and the ice is/was unsuitable for climbing. He is extremely lucky, and hopefully he gives up this sport, as he does not have good judgement at all."To be free and to live a free life - that is the most beautiful thing there is."
I have never climbed, and even I looked at that and said WTF is he doing there?All opinions expressed are unofficial, and probably wrong.
cool video Bob - saw that a few months ago.
When the first leader went up that [party that shot the vid] - it was likely not running as badly or even dry as once sun gets on climbs, they can go from dry to wet in a short time. Also - we don't know how far below that leader his last piece of pro is/was. He could just have had a 15-20' fall - crappy none the less with the low angle there. (not that you could get any pro in if the leader wanted to) With that grade 3 section there - looks like he could have just walked/climbed up it without really swinging much.
Ice is a judgement call - and sometimes you need to be very delicate or even back off.
I'm thinking of bailing on the team bike ride tomorrow and heading up to Vail a head of ski traffic to get on ice w/ the wife. Getting up at 0300 and will check motivation.
Below is a route I led earlier this season - the middle is actually a running waterfall - in those holes there = why I'm on the side of it - it was a bit wet also (hood on)
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