But, this Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to branch out a little. After a 12-hour white-knuckle drive in horrible road conditions, climbing everything a reasonable distance away from the parking lot in five days with seven other guys, I now know and respect the five rules of ice climbing:
1) Look good.
2) Don't fall.
3) Don't fall. (This is important.)
4) Saying you can climbing something is just as good as actually climbing it.
5) Take lots of pictures.
In honor of Rule #5, here is a photo essay trip report.
Lastly, I'd like to add my own rule:
6) Never turn down a top-rope. There is no shame in top-roping.
Thanks to everyone who made this trip a blast.
--Dyan Padagas, Program Coordinator