It was freezing out as Lynn and I left the Eagle River Nature Center. The trees in the valley were coated with a thick layer of frost. Quickly the hair sticking out from our hats became as frosted as the trees.
We were going to try and do three ring circus, but it looked more like a snow wallow than an ice climb. Spruce Pitch is always a good back up plan, so we made a trench thru waist deep snow there instead.
Lynn Leading Spruce Pitch
To the left of Spruce Pitch is another climb that rarely touches down, and it was thin and steep.
Lynn Climbing Steep Ice