Sunday, 26 February 2012

The ice season is finito!

From the looks of things the ice climbing season is over. The warm weather is fast destroying the good ice. This season was good but not great in terms of routes done. I have had 15 days of ice climbing in January and February and covered about 4000 meters of ice.

Not too bad. Still Iwanted to do two routes that was in condition but I did not manage to climb them... Well that's life I guess. There is a new winter next year. Now it looks like the sport climbing season is really kicking off and the last two days on rock have been super fun.Motivation is on top, skin needs to adjust to the new reality of sharp holds and now gloves.

The last ice route of the season was the fantastic Cascade des Viollins a 150 meters WI5. It was great fun to finish off the season bringing along Camilla on the route given that this winter was her first real winter ice climbing. So for her it was a big route and some thing she really wanted to do. Not hard to understand when you look at the route.