January was awesome for Ice Climbing! While the skiing deteriorated (just a little, we made it work, but it wasn't ideal) the climbing only improved. We scrubbed the snow off, and then ol' Ma Nature let the water run and the temps freeze coverage onto more of Lee Vining Canyon's walls than has been covered in years. We ran a mid-week Ice 101, a custom photo shoot, some private guiding of the bigger routes, even some sort of wedding reception ice climbing extravaganza! Not to mention all of our personal climbing!
Ice Report Archive from January 2011: