In retrospect I probably should have continued up another 75 feet to the top of the next step, but at the time with only a couple screws left and pumped arms I just didn't want to do it. Bill is a considerate leader and set an additional belay so as not to kill me with ice fall, but we climbed it in 4 and rappelled it in 2, just saying.
Super fun route and always fun to climb something new, I'm definitely feeling like a crusty old ice climber.
On our way out we saw our friends Jonya climbing STD. Another route for another day, and also an infrequently formed flow.
Rhythm and Blues
It was dark by the time we got back to the river, and cold enough at the car that the beer froze.
My Frozen Beer Volcano