I got out on Sunday with two friends to swing my axes into some ice for the first time this season! It was a perfect day. I was a bit nervous because the forecast in Boulder was 74º and sunny, but up at 12,000 or so feet, Lincoln Falls was in great shape (despite what one commenter on MountainProject said, “There’s No Ice”).
Janette leading the WI4- section of Scottish Gully
From a distance Sickle on a Stick (WI5) looked pretty thin, but the pillar was in good condition. Jeanette snapped this photo of me dropping off a large chunk of ice on the lead.
Janette topping out on Sickle on a Stick.
It was great getting into winter mode just as winter struck. Now it’s snowing and cold in Boulder! Psyched for winter this year!