Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chasing the Ice Dragon

I had a blast climbing with Daniel, Tanner, Chris, and Ari this past weekend. A long day out, sticky ice, great views, and hilarious partners made this a memorable day.

Ice Dragons is one of the best alpine ice lines I have been on; purely based on difficulty of access and position while on the face. It's a long climb (1,500 feet) and has a bit of everything thrown in, ice, snow, rock, neve... The best beta for this climb can be found here and here.

We started the day by leaving the trail head at 6:00am and hiked to the base in 3 hours. We climbed the route in 5 or 6 pitches (with alot of simul-climbing). We walked off the route to the north-west and arrived at the trailhead 12 hours later.

Cheers, Loren

Photo by Daniel Burson