It was pretty fantastic to get out of the car to blue skies and not freeze my ass off in Caribou Creek. It is December after all. There have been many silly cold days back here.
The light on the mountains just made them look so lovely. The sun is rising at about 10 right now, and setting at around 3:45.
This is my friend Doug walking up to the base of the second pitch. This climb just steps up through a steep slot coming down the mountain. There are glorious alder belays, and cool scenery between pitches.
This is Doug leading the bottom of the second pitch. After this it steps up to one more full pitch. The conditions are great right now. The ice is very friendly, I felt like a hero!