Bill and I stopped by to meet the neighbors instead of the usual incognito blend into the trees approach.
Eagle River Valley
The ice was fat and thick, completely different than earlier this season.
Me on the first pitch
Thanks to Bill for taking pictures
All the pitches were in huge, and barely a patch of snow between. My calves felt like they were going to explode front pointing up a thousand feet of low angle ice.
It was nice to make it to the top of the route while it was still light. I think that I finally found the "easy" walk off. I feel fortunate that we got to do this route so late into the season, the lack of snow this year is awesome for the climbing.