Monday, December 19, 2011

Yosemite's Tioga Pass Ice Climbing

The Tioga Pass road is open, which means access to (almost) roadside ice in Yosemite National Park!

The descent was aided by a nearby sport route with bolted anchors....we were able to swing over from the 1st tree rappel and get back to our packs with a double 60M Rappel.

The ice down low was a really fun angle but was pretty bullet hard and thin in some places....wish I had some stubbies. 
       Errr...guides day off...rope management is overrated right?                                                                                      
Top of the route in the sunshine (the ice was a little rotten for the top 80 ft). Guides Viren & Julie taking advantage of open roads and ice conditions.

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